November 25, 2009

In the Christmas jungle, a little bit of wilderness can go a long way. Read more

November 21, 2009

There’s nothing wrong with seeking these assurances in fantasy. That’s how great–and even just ok–literature is born. But if the world seeks this fantasy because the Church can’t provide the reality, then we are not long for this world. And not even the dreamiest of undead boyfriends will be able to revive us (call him Edward if you want–he’ll always be Cedric to me…) Read more

November 10, 2009

With the proceeds from a wedding, a funeral, and a couple of published articles, we purchased new light fixtures for our living room and kitchen.  This was not an impulse buy. Since I’m preaching abundance, simplicity, generosity, etc, in this holiday season, I’d like to qualify that I’ve wanted to replace these features since we moved into our home, nearly 3 years ago. So, we did not just go on a Home Depot spree on a whim. I took advantage… Read more

November 4, 2009

So, if Jesus was on Facebook, wouldn’t it be fun to peruse all your mutal friends? Wouldn’t it be fun to call your college roommate and say, “hey, how do you know Jesus?” Read more

October 21, 2009

The way that we share our space–God’s space–should reflect how we share what God has given each of us…Here are two good criteria for using your time, talents and treasures in a way that honors the Holy. That which is life-giving. And that which you can live without. Read more

October 14, 2009

Can these patterns of call and response build community? A modern-day, real-life litany of connectedness? Read more

October 8, 2009

‘Tis the season…not quite for the holidays (although, don’t get me started on the radio station that played “Feliz Navidad” on October 1st). No, in Phoenix its the season when people can finally venture outside after months of hibernating in climate-controlled spaces. Parks are buzzing with activity, grills are smokin’, and all over the valley people are cleaning out closets and garages for that mainstay of community life: the yard sale. On any given weekend, you can find one on… Read more

September 28, 2009

The landscape around us is just full of God’s glory, just full of the kind of heart-stopping, transforming beauty that people come seeking from all the world over… Wouldn’t it be fun to say that about worship? Read more

August 11, 2009

Blame it on Clint Eastwood, Zane Grey, or Miss Kitty. You had a dream about the wild, wild, west. Read more

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