Tag Archives: 1 John

To Love as Jesus Loved

Sometimes things converge in a way that only God can arrange. When the release day for my book, The Lifesaving Church: Faith Communities and Suicide Prevention, was set, I’d forgotten that May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The book was … Continue reading

Posted in Musings, Sermon Starter | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Eagles, Spring, Love… and Church

Since moving to Minnesota a little over three years ago, I miss being near the ocean in ways I wouldn’t have predicted. However, I love living in a place where I can watch eagles and hawks hunt as I drive … Continue reading

Posted in Musings, Sermon Starter | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

More than Words

We, as church, have thought our way into an identity crisis. We have spent so much time thinking about what is right, creating right doctrines, and rules for membership, that we have forgotten that we are the Body of Christ. … Continue reading

Posted in Musings, Sermon Starter | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Confession: Repentance and Witness

in the shadow of the cross in the echoes of the empty tomb in the busyness of everyday in the restlessness of the night to what does my life bear witness? some days I forget for part of the day … Continue reading

Posted in liturgy, Poetry, Prayer, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Called to Love

It’s only been a week since my mother’s death. My world is off-balance and out of focus in ways I did not expect. Combine this with the events in the world this week, and I’m overwhelmed. I grieve for my … Continue reading

Posted in Emerging Church, Musings, Sermon Starter | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Post Resurrection Thoughts

Easter is all about resurrection and new life. On the surface it’s easy to preach. But dig a little deeper into what resurrection means and it isn’t all that easy. To make it worse, I find myself distracted by thoughts … Continue reading

Posted in Emerging Church, Musings | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

It Really is about Love

RCL – May 6, 2012 – Fifth Sunday of Easter Acts 8:26-40 Psalm 22:25-31 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8 Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , | Leave a comment