Tag Archives: John

From the Edge of the Unimagined

What’s the point? Why bother? How is Christianity relevant today? You seem like a smart person, why spend your life working in a dying or irrelevant institution? These are just a few versions of the questions I routinely get from … Continue reading

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Wind & Flame: A Pastoral Prayer for Pentecost

God of wind and flame, come among us once more. Set our lives on fire with a passion for justice. Send winds mighty enough to clear away our fear and apathy. We long to be sure of your presence and … Continue reading

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Known by Our Agape

I am heading to the East Coast for a combination of work and vacation. As I am preparing to leave, I am haunted by Jesus’ commandment that we agape one another. By this we will be known as Jesus’ disciples. … Continue reading

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Thomas May Not be What You Think

What are you afraid of? On that first Easter evening the disciples were afraid of everything. Jesus was dead and gone; the body had even been removed from the tomb. They were afraid for their lives. They were at a … Continue reading

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A Way in the Wilderness

Once more I find myself sitting in an airport waiting to board the plane that will take me to another state where I will keynote at a conference. This surprises me almost every time. I marvel that I am now … Continue reading

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Who are You?

What makes us who we are? Is it what we do? Is it what happens to us? Is it our race or gender, gender expression, sexual orientation? Our age or education? Is it the way other people see us or … Continue reading

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Cleaning up God’s House

When I was very young I thought God was the “man in the moon.” I had heard people talking about the moon having a face and referring to it as the “man in the moon.” I don’t think I’ve ever … Continue reading

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