So, I’ve been struggling to figure out how to write this post for a while. Just like you probably are, I’m following the events in Israel/Palestine with a growing pit of grief burning in my gut. When I visited this place seven months ago, the political situation was strained (as usual) but stable, and Israel …
My dog is no chicken. Um. I mean, not simply because he’s a dog, not a chicken. I’m trying to say that he’s bombproof when it comes to loud noises. He doesn’t react to thunder, fireworks, or cannon blasts. Raised alongside a series of increasingly neurotic rescue dogs at home who would promptly freak …
We nickname Pentecost “the birthday of the church,” but why? Why shouldn’t Easter or Christmas be the birthday of the Church? If being a Christian is about following Christ, then why is the birthday of the Church a day when Jesus is pointedly not there?
A sermon on John 14:15-21. Terrible pun on paraclete owed to Dr. Richard Carlson.
Lyrics for the tune to “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” that make it an actual hymn! Hooray!
Sermon on these crazy little things called “calls,” and the trouble they can get us into.
A reflection on the ironies of adulthood, told with photographic help from Barnaby.