what i do on sundays
Whenever we see the phrase 'eternal life,' it's not talking about life after death, it's talking life before death. It’s talking about a life that's abundant, deep, and full.
This week it’s a sermon exploring how one of the things Jesus says we need to do to enter into that life is to 'look at our knuckles' and ask: what am I holding on to that I need to let go of?
Faith isn’t an intellectual thing. Its not believing in certain ideas, theologies, or doctrines. Faith is a matter of the heart. The question though: is what kind of hearts do we have - are our hearts soft, open, and daring or are they hard, closed, and fearful? The choice is ours.
in order to navigate this beautiful and terrible world, we need hope. but hope isnt blind optimism, it is a courageous act of faith that calls us step out and trust in the Spirit of Possibility.
One of the ways Jesus shows us how to human is by showing us the postures, dispositions, and rhythms that draw us deeper into a life that hums with reverence. One of those postures is rest but its not just any kind of rest, its a very particular kind of rest - a rest the writers of the bible call menuha.
On how what we wear matter, how clothes aren't the only thing we wear, and what Jesus has to do with all of that.
I tried wake-boarding and failed spectacularly. As I rumbled with the fear and shame failing brought, I remembered that the Jesus Tradition offers a different way to understand and think about failure. What if failure isn’t something to be avoided, but something to embrace?
everything is spiritual. Even buying a house. In the month since moving into the house we bought, Ive learned a lot about the spiritual life and what it means to be human. Here are four of them.
Love your enemies? Everyone belongs? Die in order to find life?! Resurrection happens?!? Sounds pretty crazy. But the wisdom our tradition teaches is that crazy isn’t something to reject or tame, but something to embrace because its in the embracing that true life begins to happen.
what the surprising thing that happened to me in NYC’s Office of the Marriage Clerk taught me about what it means to be the church.
Why does Jesus show up as a stranger? Its a good question and one that asks us some questions of its own: 'how can we be strangers to others' and 'what do we do with the strangers in our own lives and worlds?'
Fear is one of the most powerful emotions we can experience. The question becomes: what do we do with it? How do we navigate through it? Maybe the way through it is the same way Jesus gave the first disciples when they were rumbling with all kinds of fear: peace and breath.
why is Palm Sunday a big deal for us? It doesnt just send us into Holy Week or name Jesus as 'the Christ,' it also tells us a very important truth about what it means to be human and alive in this world: there are two ways to do everything - the way of power and the way of love.