The Lost Art of Reverence: Finding Holy Ground In a World Where Nothing is Sacred

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I’m reading and preaching through Barbara Brown Taylor’s book An Altar in the World right now. This book is full of rich imagery and beautiful writing – profound and earthy. Last Sunday we considered the chapter on reverence. I had not previously considered how far out of the mainstream reverence is. Reverence isn’t hip anymore, irreverence [Read More...]

Pray Without Ceasing: Why Anyone Can Do It & Almost Nobody Does

Some scholars believe that the apostle Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians could be the earliest written text in the New Testament (52AD). In chapter 5 there is a curiously short verse which says, “Pray without ceasing.” We all know the verse, and we all typically ignore it. I think we’re missing out on something [Read More...]


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