Monthly Archives: April 2020

And the Sun Stands Still

As the pandemic continues my friend Cheryl McCarthy leads a night watch prayer during the midnight hour. She is the director of Ananias Project, a prayer ministry for Fresh Expressions US. After last night’s prayer call, I couldn’t sleep. I … Continue reading

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Voices and Actions of Wisdom

The Hebrew book of Proverbs is considered wisdom literature. In my faith tradition wisdom is understood as an attribute of God that He used to create the world. God’s wisdom brings about a natural order of things so that whenever … Continue reading

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Voluntary Ignorance

I’ve been thinking about John Wesley and how he is remembered as a faithful and “successful” evangelist of the 18th Century. In 1731 he began to limit his expenses so that he would have more money to give to the … Continue reading

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Their Hope Gives Me Hope

Today I am particularly thankful for the business owners, restauranteurs, landlords, and entrepreneurs I’ve talked with over the past few days. They give me hope.  They give me hope because of their compassion and sacrificial posture as they reallocate or … Continue reading

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Resurrection in a World of Contradictions

This Easter we look around and see a world of contradictions.While one person experiences great joy, another mourns great loss.While one person is overcome with laughter, another is overcome with tears.While one person is filled with peace, another is filled … Continue reading

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Holy Week: Tears and New Life, Pt. 2

A day or so later Jesus is with his disciples. John actually picks up this part of the story in his retelling of the gospel. In John chapter 12 Jesus tells his disciples: “The hour has come for the Son … Continue reading

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Holy Week: Tears and New Life, Pt. 1

The Mount of Olives has a history with tears. The Hebrew Scriptures tell us that King David climbed the Mount of Olives to grieve his son Absalom after he learned Absalom was leading a conspiracy to overthrow him. As Jesus … Continue reading

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