Seeing with New Eyes

Mar 29, 2020   ·  

Seeing things with new eyes.
This gospel of Jesus is calling us to hear with new ears and to see the world anew.
There is a forging of people when there is Change. 
~there is no way that Lazarus was not changed by his death and resuscitation
~there is no way that Martha was not Changed

~there is no way that Mary was not Changed
~there is no way that the disciples were not Changed
AND
~there is no way that we are not Changed by the disruption of the way WE ALL move through society. More

Perhaps Something Good Can Come of It

Mar 22, 2020   ·  

And here comes Jesus, that guy setting everything on its head, turning up into down and down into up. That guy, Jesus, heals him in a messy way, smearing dirt and spitting mud into his eyes. And the mess is going to continue because we liked the old normal of this guy on the corner who we knew had sinned. And now this Jesus, this interrupter guy, has made a mess again, and the authorities have to make old normal sense of what has happened. More

Dying to Live

Oct 13, 2019   ·     •   2 Timothy 2:8-15

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Rich in Everything–But Compassion

Sep 29, 2019   ·     •   Luke 16:19-31

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Plunging Beneath the Surface

I spent many summers swimming in the James River in Richmond, Virginia. Located right at the fall line of the river, the waters are churning and muddy. When you’re in this water, you can’t see where you’re going, and you’re constantly getting whipped and pulled around. Our lives, lived in the constantly changing present moment, remind me of swimming in the James… More

A Prophet’s Fate

The word for prophet in Hebrew is navi, which means to be called. Therefore, a prophet is not someone who sees or tells the future… A prophet is someone who speaks on behalf of God or of a higher Truth to the people in his or her life, in their context and about their current situation. A prophet’s life is not easy. From the moment he was called by God, and to the end of his career as a prophet, Jeremiah was vituperated, railed against for being unfaithful and even traitorous to the king. He was thrown in jail, and sadly, eventually and, despite it all, proven right! More

When Love Brings Division

Aug 18, 2019   ·     •   Luke 12:49-56

What disagreement, what difference of opinion, what offense or injury, would cause us to step away from a community we love?… More

What’s Prayer Good For, Anyway?

Jul 28, 2019   ·     •   Luke 11:1-13

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What Does the Flag Have to Do with the Cross?

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Who Are the Villains?…

Jun 23, 2019   ·     •   Luke 8:26-39

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