Tag Archives: Relationships

The Dread Pirate Jesus

Being pursued can be fun or terrifying, depending on who’s pursuing us. The 139th psalm explains that our pursuer is the Dread Pirate Jesus, and he’s here for our souls. Continue reading

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Trusting Power

Jesus is challenged to explain his power and he answers by talking about trust. This is because trust and faith are the same word in Greek. Continue reading

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God is at Work

Faced with all the work in our life, all the mess and confusion, a valid question is “where are we going to get the strength to do it all?” You do know we’re not the only one at work in this, right? Continue reading

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To Gain your Neighbor

This is the story of how Jesus totally harshed my pitchforks and torches buzz when I wanted to throw people out of the church and out of my life. Continue reading

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That Denial Thing

We been taught to read “self denial” as a harsh self-rejection and used it to justify real personal cruelties. This is a misreading of the text. Continue reading

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Becoming Human After Horror

PTSD seems to be the diagnosis du jour while brokenness and injury pop up in conversations all over. It is important to talk about them, to bring out into the open things we were supposed to pretend didn’t happen. Yet wallowing in wounds is unhealthy. Faith and the community of faith have a pathway out of that mess, a pathway toward being human. Continue reading

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