I’m thankful for an advanced copy of Carol Howard Merritt’s new book, Healing Spiritual Wounds: Reconnecting with a Loving God After Experiencing a Hurtful Church. I know Carol, and she is a compassionate, deeply spiritual, and articulate voice in the world of theology and Church. She is warm, welcoming, and engaging. Her writing is passionate about a Church that has hurt her much, and about a God who has walked with […]
If you don’t subscribe to Fr. Richard Rohr’s daily meditation email, I highly recommend it. I don’t get to read it every day, but it is a a wonderful resource drawn from his decades of studying and practicing the more contemplative side of Christian life and action. He is the founder and director of the Center for Contemplative Action in New Mexico—the idea that the contemplative life draws us to behave, live, and […]
I’m taking a break from blogging and vlogging the early part of this week as we watch the fate of our country unfold before us. The race is so close, which truly astonishes me. I will try to offer some reflection later in the week, and will resume my vlog next Tuesday.
I was asked a month or two ago to prepare a class on the Devil from a Presbyterian/Reformed understanding. I worked really hard on that class because, to be honest, I had never really done a whole class on the satan (in Hebrew it is more often a title than the name of a celestial being). Anyway, here is a brief summary of the class.
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In his new book, The Great Spiritual Migration, Brian McLaren offers an image of opening a can of Coca-Cola, take a sip, and gagging at the taste–it’s gone bad. You open another can in the case. Terrible. Another. Bleh. By the time you get to the fourth or fifth can, it is unlikely you will go through all twelve before maybe calling customer service to complain. A representative answers and you being to complain about […]