Category Archives: reflection

Come and You Will See

John’s Gospel starts off with an odd little discussion we tend to skip because we want to “get on with it.” When we do so, we miss a very deep and searching invitation into life. Continue reading

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We Need a Little Lent-Mas

Lent is “such a downer, man” and this is the time of “happyhappy(tm)” so why am I talking about Lent at a time like this? Because it is also prime spiritual growth time. Continue reading

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Sheep, Goats, Hmmmm

Part of the problem of the parable of the sheep and the goats is the identity of “the least of these.” I’ve got a theory and it makes me both uncomfortable and hopeful. Continue reading

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Semper Reformanda

The 500th anniversary of the Reformation is worthy of celebration. But if we treat it as an Event in the Dim Misty Recesses of the Past, we miss the point. The re-formation of the church is always ongoing. Continue reading

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Not Against Flesh and Blood

War is a simplistic and emotionally appealing model. The problem that comes from using this model is that we tend to get confused about who our enemy is. Continue reading

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A Completionist God

There’s a kind of video game player whose determination to finish the whole game and not just the “good bits” is actually a great way to think about the way God works. Continue reading

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