Spiritual healing

By |2018-03-02T16:45:19-06:00October 6th, 2012|

Do you want to be well? Do you live as if you do? Because we do not drift into wellness--physical, spiritual or otherwise. The fifth chapter of John's gospel opens with a jarring story. Jesus [...]

Practicing the Presence

By |2012-09-25T08:53:56-05:00September 25th, 2012|

We are connected, wired, in touch: via iPad, iPhone, i, i, i....and yet. Yet. Isolation lurks in the corner, waiting to throw it's clammy cloak over our bent shoulders. Even as we stare at a [...]

Can Women Relate to a Male Savior?

By |2018-03-02T18:58:42-06:00February 10th, 2012|

Blogger and theolgian Sharon Hodde Miller ponders this question in an excellent post on her blog today. Click over to sheworships.com to read it. Great question to grapple with, and I think her answer will [...]

Seeing (and loving) the invisible

By |2018-03-02T18:59:44-06:00October 12th, 2011|

If you don’t know the suburbs, they can look homogenous, a never ending landscape of tract houses and strip malls. But behind what was designed to be safe and middle class and predictable is an [...]

Mornings with Jesus

By |2018-03-02T18:59:56-06:00October 2nd, 2011|

As a working writer, I write books. And articles, and marketing copy, and blog posts. Last winter I had the opportunity to work on collaborative project, a devotional put together by Guideposts Books. I wrote [...]

Loving mercy

By |2011-07-26T13:28:49-05:00July 26th, 2011|

If someone wrongs you, the Bible clearly tells us: show mercy to them. Last week, during mid-week worship, we prayed the Lord's Prayer. Even though we used the version that says "forgive us our debts.." [...]

Living a missional life

By |2018-03-02T19:00:49-06:00March 30th, 2011|

I haven't posted for a few days because I've been enjoying having my daughter back home. She's quite jet-lagged and experiencing a bit of what I call "culture dissonance," but home. She had a marvelous [...]

Sufficient grace

By |2018-03-02T19:03:49-06:00March 2nd, 2009|

Today, I have been married eighteen years. In a row. To the same person. This is no small accomplishment, given our culture’s view of marriage as a disposable commodity. And given that I am married [...]

Neighborhood Bible Study

By |2008-09-05T10:11:54-05:00September 5th, 2008|

Last week, our neighborhood Bible study began our reading of the gospel of Mark. We looked at Mark 1. This week, we are reading Mark 2. If you live in my neighborhood, you are welcome [...]

Finishing well

By |2008-05-20T19:28:14-05:00May 20th, 2008|

The end of the school year hurtles toward us. Somehow May seems to pick up momentum, as if the weight of the entire year is pushing the clock and calendar down a hill. Hard to [...]

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