The Ugly Beauty of the Kingdom of God

Much in the world is ugly. Ugliness manifests itself in ways that we hope never to even imagine. Each day it confronts us when we least expect it. Depending on the day, the circumstances, or our disposition in the moment of confrontation, our responses may differ. Ugliness in a movie might bring us to tears [Read More...]

The God who cries when children die

“The history of our world is the history of our suffering together. Every act of evil extracts a tear from God, every plunge into anguish extracts a sob from God. But the history of our world is the history of our deliverance together. God’s work to release himself from his suffering is his work to [Read More...]

Christ comes to us today to prepare us for his 2nd coming

This morning as I was reading Common Prayer: liturgy for ordinary radicals, a quote stood out to me that I wanted to share on the blog. Paschasius Radbertus, a ninth-century Benedictine, wrote, “The apostles took every care not to be drawn from the right path. They kept watch, observing the universal precepts their master had [Read More...]

Giving away 20 free copies of Red Letter Revolution by Claiborne and Campolo

THIS CONTEST IS OFFICIALLY OVER! I ENCOURAGE YOU, ASSUMING YOU DIDN’T RECEIVE AN EMAIL FROM ME, TO PURCHASE THE BOOK! IT’S AMAZING THUS FAR! There are quite a few books I’m excited about that I plan to tell you about in the coming weeks. Some of these have been out for a while and others [Read More...]


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