Third Sunday after Epiphany: The Epistle Passage – How to let go of what you previously held on to tightly

I mean, brothers and sisters, the appointed time has grown short; from now on, let even those who have wives be as though they had none, and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no possessions, and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away.” (1 Corinthians 7:29-31)

The apostle Paul, by implication, poses an interesting question. If you knew your time on this earth would be short and limited, how much would you focus on things of this world? What would your main focus be? If one were to take Paul literally, you should NOT tend to your earthly affairs and estate. You should NOT spend time saying your last good byes to those around you. You should NOT prepare a will or determine who should get what. None of that should be part of you thinking. […]

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Vivid #2 – A Relational God of Shalom

How does God see us? How do we see God? How does this inform how we see our world? There are external forces at work that shape our picture of Jesus: our world, culture, institutions, and families. Our image of what God is like is often a blurred distortion of reality. “Vivid” is an invitation to see Christ with greater clarity so that he can become the foundation of a life free from shame. God’s posture towards us all is love. Seeing Jesus in this way changes everything.

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Sacred Duplicity

I offered this poem I wrote to our church as a lament during our Race Relations Sunday service. And here I offer it again, understanding the role of lament and an honest examination of our current reality – and our history – to move us forw… Continue Reading Sacred Duplicity

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