what i do on sundays
on crossing lakes, naming our demons, and doing the only thing God wants us to do.
What do we do with those painful parts of our stories we don't want to be reminded of? As much as we want to find healing by leaving them behind, Jesus offers another way forward: we have to take it with us.
Advent is when we take time to ask ‘how am I supposed to show up on Christmas?’ If we look to the story of the Magi, the answer we find is we show up open, ready to change, grow, and become.
Advent is when we take time to ask ‘how am I supposed to show up on Christmas?’ If we look to the story of Mary and Joseph, the answer we find is we show up ready to risk everything by saying ‘yes’.
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.