Spirituality Channel SeriesMake the Moment – How Churches can get Involved
Make the Moment can help you unlock the skills & talents in your congregation. With that kind of information, what kind of difference could you start making in your community? With that kind of knowledge, where will God lead your church?
The Spiritual LandscapeMetadata, Security, and the Spiritual Demands of Freedom
When our fears subvert our commitment to virtue, we squander the only thing we really have: the opportunity to live with faith and courage.
Edgy ExegesisMy Name Is Legion, What's Yours? Reflections on Luke 8:26-39
Have our demons fled at the command of Christ or are they still in residence?
Mark RobertsCalled by God to Be a Banker
In light of the recent financial meltdown, the banking industry has become suspect in the eyes of...
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Opening the Old TestamentWhat Are You Doing Here? Reflections on 1 Kings 19:1-4, 8-15a
Miracles are like that. They don't provide solid foundations for ongoing faith. Just ask Jesus.
Sarcastic LutheranSermon (prayer, actually) on Jesus Loving Us So Much He Wants to Throw Up
2013-09-06 NWB Sermon-1<—click here to listen along. It makes more sense when heard and not just read, I promise. A few years ago I wrote a book about the experience of watching 24 consecutive hours of bad Christian television. My friends and family signed up for an hour each to watch along with me. The [...]
On ScriptureFear and Wisdom in the Immigration Debate
By Raj Nadella They have many labels. Undocumented immigrants. Illegal Immigrants. Illegal Aliens. Wetbacks. Jan Brewer, the governor of Arizona, recently suggested that most of them are “drug mules.” Some have even called them “terrorists.” But few are known by their real names or treated as people with real lives. Most of them live at [...]
Living a Holy AdventureThe Adventurous Lectionary for June 23: Questions That Change the World
Lectionary Reflections for the Fifth Sunday in Pentecost – June 23, 2013 I Kings 19:1-4, 8-15a; Psalm 42 and 43; Galatians 3:23-29; Luke 8:26-39 Questions that Change the World “What are you doing here?” God’s question to frightened Elijah addresses us all. Why have we taken this path? What events got us into our current situation or life [...]
Edges of FaithThe Patron Saint of Poop: How My Kids Fell in Love with the Saints
Like most of my good ideas, this one happened by accident. Four days into the Lenten season, I had nothing — no fast, no practice, no structure for the 40 days — even though I had spent most of January talking up the season to my two sons. We had gone to our Ash Wednesday [...]