What We’re Missing This Week

What We’re Missing This Week

The Narrative Lectionary skips from John 13 to John 18 this week. That makes me sad, because John 13-17 is my favorite part of the Bible. So, in honor of this text, I created an entire page in the Bible Bookshelf just for it. I will keep updating this page as more...
Stinky Feet, Clean People | A Meditation on John 13:1-17

Stinky Feet, Clean People | A Meditation on John 13:1-17

We take a radical turn in our worship series through the Gospel of John this week. The past few weeks have addressed large passages of scripture that deal with complex stories: a conversation with Nicodemus (John 3:1-21), the Woman at the Well (John 4:1-42), Healing...
Why Jesus?

Why Jesus?

What’s the big deal about Jesus? Wasn’t he just another dude who lived a long time ago in a culture that is so different from ours that anything he said has no bearing on our situation? That’s a valid question. This post is a visual exploration of...
Poetry, Art, Love and Hatred

Poetry, Art, Love and Hatred

Several collections of words and images converged on me this morning. I try to pay attention when this happens and see what God is trying to say through the connections. I will spell out the sequence, highlight some key points, and then invite you to see what...
Free to Fail | A Message for the Graduate

Free to Fail | A Message for the Graduate

It is graduation season and many young people are contemplating (and freaking out about) the next steps in their lives. Last night I had the privilege to speak at the Baccalaureate service for the high school from which I graduated. This is the transcript from that...
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