We are rapidly learning new languages—and it is not always easy. I personally don’t speak Facebook or Instagram. It’s a good thing God is still speaking while we are all finding our way.Read more
A hardened heart is arteriosclerosis of the spirit, the refusal to feel anymore. Hanging on to the ability to care, the ability to feel, the ability to hurt is not for babies.Read more
We need to wonder what the old U.S. self has to say to the new U.S. self, and what it might finally look like to "put off" the old self.Read more
No matter how bad things are now, missing their natural progression can be even worse. God, grant us the gift of one step after the other.Read more
I'm not sure that becoming a new creature is something that gets done once and for all. In fact, I'm pretty sure it doesn't. Becoming a new creature in Christ is a full-time job.Read more
The truth about eternity is that it is connected to now. There is no later when it comes to eternity. It is not a bargain nor can it be postponed.Read more
Not knowing what to do next is often the best platform for finding the unusual. Holy One, permit us to understand interruptions as sacraments.Read more
The pivot from suffering to joy, from pursuing “right-ness” to pursuing community, is found in the choice to love, even if all we have is a little love left in our broken hearts.
Congregations are soup kitchens for the spiritually hungry, shelters for the spiritually homeless, nests for the baby bird in all of us.Read more
A lot of people get a glossy look in our eyes when we say, "I really want to do more traveling."