Taking a “Should” on our Spiritual Lives

One of the things that I’m discovering about spiritual disciplines is that I often take that which is relational in its very nature and turn it into something mechanical. [Read more…]

Jesus + Nothing = Everything

As we attempt to appropriately interpret Scripture and live in relationship with the Spirit of Jesus, we must keep in mind that it is not our ideas or beliefs that we cling to, but Jesus himself. [Read more…]

Idol-ology: when our ideas or experiences replace God

I tend to have a bit of pendulum swing, back and forth, between two areas of passion. One area that I’m passionate about is engaging theological matters and connecting them to the real world. I love being able to talk about how our views of the end of the world affect today, how what we [Read More…]

Praying: A Poem

Mary Oliver’s poem “Praying” reads: It doesn’t have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch a few words together and don’t try to make them elaborate, this isn’t a contest but the doorway into thanks, and a silence in [Read More…]