November 9, 2018

Maybe mercy is the key to living well and truly. We’re going to die. But seek and accept God’s mercy.  Show mercy to others. Read more

October 31, 2018

What if we came to understand that while our salvation is not in doubt, the effects of Christ’s grace still have to wend their way through our souls after death? Read more

October 23, 2018

Eugene Peterson wrote: “A contemplative life is not an alternative to the active life, but its root and foundation.” Read more

October 11, 2018

Before something mighty we have to let ourselves feel a little awe.  Even a flooded creek, relentlessly seeking its own level, should inspire awe. Read more

October 2, 2018

Jesus’ manna helps me challenge the self-constructed narrative that views the future as a to-do list, one big, brittle necessity rather than a horizon of possibility. Read more

September 11, 2018

We can tie ourselves in knots trying to figure out the will of God.  But I think that sometimes the question of the will of God is too open-ended.  I think we really have to begin with the question: what do you want? Read more

September 9, 2018

The problem runs deep for those of us who profess to follow Christ. Does the gospel transform lives? Is the Holy Spirit at work within us? Read more

August 27, 2018

I keep discovering anew the originality of Jesus’ life, the daring freshness of the gospels. Read more

August 13, 2018

In impossible situations, we’re called to be immovable in our confidence that God is at work around and within us. Read more

August 8, 2018

While congregations can develop strategies for outreach, what we need to do is have more children. One of the most effective environments for discipleship is the home. Read more

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