Tag Archives: Lent

It’s Time for Extravagance

Some weeks are busier than others. Some weeks are so packed with intensity it feels impossible to focus on anything more than the next scheduled event. In many ways this has been that kind of a week for me. I … Continue reading

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Faith and Politics

It’s just after Super Tuesday and I’m having trouble reconciling the atmosphere of this election cycle with the messages of this week’s text. The common themes in the RCL this week are repentance, forgiveness, and restoration. When religion, Christianity in … Continue reading

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A Litany for the Penitent

God sets a table overflowing with grace and invites all who hunger and thirst to come and eat and be satisfied. Yet, we claim the table for ourselves alone and then fail to sit still and drink deeply. With generosity … Continue reading

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A Prayer at the Start of Lent

Holy One, Will you be disappointed if I confess my unreadiness? It seems I can still feel the creekiness in my knees as I regain my feet after kneeling at the manger. The trek to Bethlehem was long this year. … Continue reading

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Perspective and Context

No one can dispute that there are horrible things happening in the world today. Police officers shot in Ferguson. An Iraqi man murdered in Texas. Increased violence in Iraq. Kids killing themselves as a result of bullying. Racist hate crimes. … Continue reading

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Noah, Jesus, and a Little Thing Called Covenant

People are generally impatient. We don’t like to wait in line or slow down if the person in front of us is slower. We complain when worship runs over the allotted time. We click agree without paying much attention to … Continue reading

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Seeing Light in the Darkness

Blindness scares me. When I was 19 an eye doctor told me that if my eyes continue to change at the rate they were changing, I’d be blind by the time I was 30. I remember buying a new sketch … Continue reading

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