Monthly Archives: July 2021

The Puzzling Preferences of Jesus as King

What Jesus called truth, considered good, and described as beautiful (glorious) wasn’t palatable to the masses or manageable by the powerful. It wasn’t Jewish enough, Roman enough, religious enough, conservative enough, or liberal enough, but it was always political. I … Continue reading

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Tell the truth, live the truth

The darkness may be around us but it doesn’t have to be in us. Beloved, resist. Reach for love. Reach for joy. Don’t deny the darkness, but don’t be overwhelmed by it. Tell the truth, shame the devil. Live the … Continue reading

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Terrible Damage

“If you are here unfaithfully with us / you’re causing terrible damage.”~ Rumi the poet, 800 years ago in “Forget Your Life.” Who you invite into your inner circle matters. You can love and welcome all your neighbors without submitting … Continue reading

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Stupid Ideas

While reading Ephesians this weekend this jumped out to me: “Nobody should deceive you with stupid ideas. God’s anger comes down on those who are disobedient because of this kind of thing. So you shouldn’t have anything to do with … Continue reading

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Us

Certainty deceives us.Cynicism discontents us.Chaos disables us.Self-sufficiency disbands us.Fear destroys us. Faith calls us.Hope centers us.Peace calms us.Grace cures us.Love compels us. No matter what, there is only us.

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