Simplicity, Spirituality, and Sacrifice: Some Thoughts on Jeff Shinabarger’s “More or Less”

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In Jeff Shinabarger’s new book “More or Less,” he challenges us to be persons of spiritual stature and embrace a holy consumerism that balances self-concern with care for others and this good Earth. [Read more...]

The Adventurous Lectionary: The Fifth Sunday of Easter

As Genesis creation accounts narrate, as the universe emerged bringing forth new species of animals and plant life, with each step God proclaimed “it is good.” God parents forth diversity and nurtures ongoing diversity as part of God’s aim at beauty. [Read more...]

Mary as Spiritual Companion: Reflections on Pat Gohn’s Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious

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Pat Gohn’s Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious is a hymn to Mary of Nazareth, the mother of Jesus. She is, according to Gohn, a model for faithful womanhood and I would also suggest a fallible icon for personhood, for males and females alike. With my description of Mary as a “fallible icon,” I am not diminishing [Read More...]

The Adventurous Lectionary – The Fourth Sunday of Easter

Lectionary Reflections for the Fourth Sunday of Easter – April 21, 2013 A Love that is Stronger than Death Acts 9:36-43; Psalm 23; Revelation 7:9-17; John 10:22-30 Death holds great sway over our lives.  One of my college professors Peter Koestenbaum, some forty years ago, asserted that the fear of death lies behind our lack of nerve and failure [Read More...]

Spiritual and Religious: A Recipe for Joy!

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As I read Robin Davis’ new book, “Recipe for Joy,” I was reminded of a saying from Augustine’s Confessions: “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until we find our rest in you.” [Read more...]

The Adventurous Lectionary – The Third Sunday of Easter

Revelation opens us to prepare for April 21’s Earth Day celebrations. The whole Earth is filled with God’s glory, all things reveal divinity, and salvation relates to the non-human as well as the human world. [Read more...]

Why I Am a Christian

To be a follower of Jesus opens me to truth, wisdom, and healing everywhere, and wherever I find truth and healing, it is shaped by the life and teaching of Jesus the Christ. [Read more...]

The Adventurous Lectionary: Second Sunday of Easter

Low Sunday – the Sunday following Easter – can be a spiritual high. We can breathe the energy of creation’s praises and feel Jesus giving us spiritual CPR for the journey. [Read more...]

Holy Saturday: Living in the Liminal

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Holy Saturday is a day in which nothing happens, nothing is guaranteed, and nothing hoped for. [Read more...]

God Loves Somebody Like Me: A Reflection on the Dynamics of Holy Week

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Before there was a cross, there was the love that brought forth the universe, evolved galaxies, and moved through each conception. God’s eye is on the sparrow, the lilies of the field, and us. [Read more...]


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