Tag Archives: Our broken world

The journey to our humanity

A reflection as we  begin Maundy Thursday Tonight we begin the worship service that stretches over these next three days and walks us anew through the death and resurrection of Jesus. This service not only sets before us the story … Continue reading

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Where the heavens bend

It seems like we are marching again towards Good Friday, towards the death of kindness and mercy, to the triumph of naked power, to a paroxysm of the Father of Lies. And with what do we stand? Simply the promise that Christ is risen, that the darkness cannot prevail, that death itself yields to the author of life. Continue reading

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Weeping for joy

I will place my dwelling in your midst, and I shall not abhor you. And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and you shall be my people. –Leviticus 26:11-12 Continue reading

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Not for children

We tend to think of the Bible as a holy book filled with stories of holy people. It is not. This book is pretty disturbing. Continue reading

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East of Eden

I can’t let the day go by without acknowledging that this is my daughter’s birthday, though it has been 15 years since I made her a birthday cake. I almost did last night, but I made cookies instead. I remember … Continue reading

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