Camp Local 3: Where Are You From?
“Not to hear the natural world is not to hear the divine.” — Thomas Berry
Plot Twist 1: God is Still at Work
That’s what the best plot twists do. They shake us up a bit. We question everything we thought we knew. Reevaluate all of the things and ultimately find a new way of seeing.
What Does This Mean?
The church doesn’t have a mission. God’s mission has a church.
On Ascension, The Runaway Bunny, and Thoughts & Prayers
But I also think that as the church, we have the opportunity to offer a corrective here and name that prayer does have a function for us in these moments.
How the New Image of Our Galaxy's Black Hole Helps Us Understand a Life of Faith
I love that Peter doesn’t wait to move in the direction of love until he’s figured it all out. Instead, he simply says yes to God and opens himself to the Holy Spirit... He didn’t hesitate. He just said yes.
On Tabitha (And What Those Things You Can't Get Rid of Say About You)
What we discover here in this tender blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment is all that Tabitha had meant to this community. And we see that it’s a profound and significant loss — because Tabitha’s life mirrored that of Jesus. Because this detail reveals just how much she blessed these women.
How Trust and Belief Are Two Different Things (And Why It Matters)
Belief implies that the action is limited to the mind. To the head. About what you can assent to conceptually. You can believe someone or something without trusting it. But trust is so much more than that.
There’s A Chance
He hears it, and as he rises to his feet, you can almost imagine a smile breaking across his face as he exclaims, “So you’re telling me there’s a chance…”
There’s Always a Voice Trying to Silence Our Praise
But when the crowd gets too raucous, when the parade is bumping, when the praise gets to be too much and too risky, what happens?
A Spelling Bee Second Chance?
It’s lavish. It’s illogical. It’s unearned — and that’s precisely the point.