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March 7th, 2014
Topic: Easter(n) Pilgrims
This morning I went to the beach at the end of my street, and saw the beauty of creation amid the stark reality of a harsh winter and a forbidding spring.
March 5th, 2014
On Sunday, the people of the Church of the Nativity shared in making the ashes for Ash Wednesday together during coffee hour–and many were moved in new ways by participating in this aspect of what death and new life look like. How are you involved in helping others connect with the good news of the paschal mystery?
March 5th, 2014
Topic: Everyday Christianity
This sentence, heard during the imposition of ashes, invites us to think of the past and the future, and to live fully in this moment. It’s this moment in which I can decide how to live, how to respond to the gifts of this life, how to engage with those around me. It’s this moment when I can choose to celebrate grace coursing through the world, or choose to ignore it. It’s this moment in which I can do something good.
March 3rd, 2014
Topic: Pop Culture Piety
Like a spectator before a magician, our enjoyment of God’s ways in the world, and in our lives, only increases as we enter into the discipline of simplicity.
March 2nd, 2014
Topic: The Preachers’ Table
I don’t know much about the seven deadly sins, but here are a few reflections on three Big Temptations.
March 1st, 2014
Topic: Parental Ponderings
As we enter this season of Lent my prayer is that we will take seriously the opportunity to look inside ourselves and allow God to use this time to prepare us well for Easter – to look with joy towards celebrating God’s redemption through Christ’s death and resurrection.
February 24th, 2014
Topic: When Jesus Goes to College
Yet, I would argue, we are just as finite and human as we ever have been and these increased demands on our time and energy make it all the more important for us to schedule Sabbath into our week. The increased pressure on university students resulted in the establishment of an institutional reading week for just this reason.