Monthly Archives: March 2015

Journey: Peace March

Read “Peace March” today (Palm Sunday) without an accompanying meditation from me.

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Journey: So…what?

[Note: this meditation is coming to you on Saturday, as a way of synchronizing it with McLaren’s writing, which next corresponds to Holy Week] Read: “The Choice is Yours” Every good preacher ends a sermon with some kind of decisive … Continue reading

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Editorial: And Jesus Wept

The passing of Indiana’s religious freedom act yesterday–along with similar laws already on the books–is eerily familiar to the civil-rights’ era which scarred our nation and still leaves an open wound to this day.  To say that it is not … Continue reading

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For the Bride: Holy Experimentation

Years ago, I heard Richard Foster say that prayer is to the spiritual life what experimentation is to science.  In early Christianity, the monastic communities understood this, and they practiced prayer in an “ask, seek, knock” spirit.  We have come … Continue reading

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In-Sight: The Impossibility of Consistency

Over the years, I have sometimes been charged with being inconsistent in my theology.  When it happens, I remember Emerson’s statement, “Consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds.” Applied to the theological task, Emerson’s words simply mean that our reach … Continue reading

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Journey: From the Inside Out (2)

Read: “Why We Worry, Why We Judge” I see this chapter in tandem with the last one, so I have titled this week’s post and last week’s the same.  The difference is that last week, I noted that healing comes … Continue reading

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For the Bride: Love With Skin On

The schools of love established by the early Christians made the curriculum of love concrete.  While they could engage in deep studies about love and participate in inspiring conversations about love, eventually they had to love a real person. Love, … Continue reading

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