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If you want to find a prophet, it's easy. Look for the one speaking repentance to the self-satisfied and the one speaking hope to the doomed.
I live by a general rule: Don’t try to fix people. You are not a repairman. You are also in need of repair. Relationship is better than repair.
Holy God, drain us of derision and contempt. Render us stock-still before the glory of each other’s soaring flight.
In the midst of psalms of comfort and praise is the call to care for the poor, feed the hungry, uphold the vulnerable, and advocate for justice. It’s in the DNA of our faith.
My alt-Jesus is a mirror image of myself. You might have an alt-Jesus as well, one who affirms your likes and rains holy judgment upon your dislikes.
Can you imagine leading the kind of life where you have to get good at charmingly disarming bigots in order to try to save your daughter’s life?
Here’s a news flash: you’re not Jesus. You run out of wine at a wedding? What would Jesus do? He’d turn water into wine. Go ahead.
Lamenting to God over the state of the world is a part of faith. These are hard days we are living in. You don’t need to put on a brave face. Not with God, anyway.