Devotionals by Vince Amlin

Devotionals by Vince Amlin

Look to the One

Vince Amlin

Stop. Wherever you are. At work. On the train. Checking email in bed. Whatever you are worried about – whatever you're fearing, dreading, planning – that thing that you can't get out of your head: Have you prayed about it?


That Kind of Fig Tree

Vince Amlin

This fig business has always confused me. 


Party Poopers

Vince Amlin

On the last night of our retreat at Plum Village, a Buddhist monastery in France, the nuns who led my small group invited us to a potato barbecue.


Take Care

Vince Amlin

There are so many ways to get care wrong.


Manuscript Preacher

Vince Amlin

"I hate the Prayers of the People," I confessed to my co-pastor. 


Holy (Waste)land

Vince Amlin

Brownsville, Texas is home to one of the most famous birdwatching spots in the country. 


Something of Value

Vince Amlin

My co-pastor is fond of saying, "No one has to be convinced to go see stand-up comedy. No one's there because they think it will be good for their kids.They go because it's funny."


Many Gifts, One Spirit

Vince Amlin

Singular Spirit of infinite gifts, be manifest in me for the common good


Comfort Ye

Vince Amlin

God doesn't comfort us in our exclusion, our injustice, or our defense of systemic oppression. God doesn't comfort us in our complacency, our complicity, or our sin. 


The Deep End

Vince Amlin

Faith rarely asks us to stand flat-footed with our heads above water. It beckons us to a point where we can't touch.