Don’t fall for the divine, dual-personality theory about God and the Bible. God is both gracious and wrathful, and we need God’s wrath as much as we need God’s grace.Read more
I love advocacy and activism, but I’m not always motivated to do it, mostly because I’m comfortable. Fortunately, the Holy Spirit has something much better in mind than comfort.Read more
If Jesus served and was served by people of different faith, values and customs, we are called to do likewise.Read more
Hate and haters are so easy to hate. We cannot fall for that. We are called to have the courage to choose love, alongside our rejection of hatred.Read more
"I would go to church, but I don't like Jesus all that much. He's confusing." I wonder if Jesus would be less confusing, and the church more attractive, if his followers were more committed.Read more
God, sometimes I am as oblivious and heartless as Saul. Thank you for knocking me off my horse to see how I have hurt you, and your beloveds.Read more
You know grief and loss. You've been hurt a thousand times. As impossible as it might feel, trust that blessing is already embracing your anguish and that God will indeed turn the page.
Sometimes the experience of Jesus way-back-when blocks our ability to recognize him here-and-now.Read more
The discipline of rejoicing is an act of resistance when injustices and struggles pile up. If we do that much, we triumph.Read more
Whether you are dunked or sprinkled, baptism is the entry-point of Christian life.