The Wordle of God for the People of God
I guess what I’m trying to say is that we’ve got Amazon Prime two-day shipping. You can press a few buttons and, within two hours, have a week’s worth of groceries ready to pick up at your nearest Target. But sometimes resurrection isn’t like that.
Like a Rock in Your Shoe
The hope of the resurrection is defiantly persistent — like a rock in your shoe. But y’all, for the love of God, keep walking.
The World’s Largest Ball of Paint
There's good news here — especially in our performance-driven, achievement-motivated culture. Because it gives us permission to not have it all figured out.
Paul is saying that there is an interconnectedness and an interdependence inherent. And he does all of this by reminding the Corinthians that their social body has its grounding — its origin — in the broken, mutilated, weak, and crucified body of Jesus.
When you offer your gifts for the common good, toward Beloved Community, Jesus shines through you. That’s the epiphany.
Home By Another Way
I'm inviting, I hope, a reframing that names the truth that God’s got us. That perhaps in ways we can’t see, the year that has been will be a gift from God to our future selves. That the flames of the dumpster fire might be purifying and refining.
The Weary World Rejoices
When God enters into the story of Mary and Joseph and the shepherds and the whole world, I can’t help but think of the words of John Sullivan Dwight in 1855 who wrote the English version of O Holy Night. When God enters in, when love comes local and Christ is born… “the weary world rejoices.”
What would this world look like were we to make of ourselves and our communities a home where strivings cease, where posturing is paused — and instead there is space for stillness and rest, space to simply be — to find rest in the God whose door is always open?
Laying the Foundation
In a world in which there are so many competing voices telling us who and whose we are... the words of blessing and encouragement and love and promise that we offer now over those we love — those who, like us, are just trying to make it in this weary world, lay a foundation for God to build on.
Two Different Conversations
When Jesus talks about a kingdom, he’s talking about a way of living. He’s talking about a way of seeing the world and being in it. He’s talking about a new reality, a certain realm of existence, a new creation bursting forth — if only we’d have eyes to see it.