Monthly Archives: July 2017

Preachers, politicians, and parables

In St Paul’s finest moment, he asserts that “I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will … Continue reading

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Anniversaries

This morning’s prayer is for those carrying their grief under their skin, pricked by memories. Continue reading

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Guns everywhere?

This is from my first op-ed published in the Plain Dealer: online today at cleveland.com; in print later this week (so I’m told). What does the notion that a trip to the local sports bar requires a concealed weapon do … Continue reading

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Jacob’s ladder

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I made a simple board book to retell the story of Jacob’s dream to the children in church tomorrow. The reading is from Genesis 28:10-19. If you want to make your own, please retain the author credit, feel free to … Continue reading

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Spirit and flesh

Such contortions of the flesh, bearing down in humility before the Spirit, pregnant with the weight of glory, groaning as a child sighs in the dark, sideways, furled in on itself, dreaming the impossible

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Godsplaining

This, the Christian story, the Gospel story, is the story within which we live, and move, and have our being. This is our story. Continue reading

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Fishing

Poised on the deck, line in hand, she casts her bread upon the waters and waits. Under the bridge, birds echo and argue. The river runs fast, but time has slowed down, still water running deep. I match my morning … Continue reading

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