“Thoughts and prayers” are devoid of meaning, of value, of consequence, of participation, of action, of change.Read more "Why I Am Done With Thoughts and Prayers"
We live in an age in which stimulation and consumption are all too normal in our lives.Read more "Awakening to All That is Good"
All you have to do is walk outside and take a deep breath and accept the invitation.Read more "All Creation Sings"
The Good News of the Kingdom of God is not one of the many things. It is the thing.Read more "Parable of the New Car and Salvage Yard"
There is an ever-present reality into which we can enter, a realm into which we are continually invited, where love wholly embraces, mends broken-hearts, births a new way of living, gives eyes to see people and the world differently, and changes each one of us in such a profound way that thanksgiving becomes the very essence of our being, and the perpetual outflow of our spirit.Read more "In All Things and With Every Breath…"
Is God just out there and distant and removed from our pain? Does God even know what this life is like and how hard it is? Does God know how unjust this world can be toward people? Does God know how people close their doors in your face when you are in desperate need? Does God know what it is like to be pushed to the edges of society without a place to lay your head? Does God know what it is like to ache and be in so much pain?Read more "Christ is Christmas (so there’s that)…"
Father we repent and ask for forgiveness, for we know that Jesus did not spend his time isolating and targeting special “sin groups” or trying to defend his positions through arguing and debating.Read more "a prayer of reconciliation to the world…"