First up… I ponder the wonder of life BEFORE social media when it comes to May 4 and 5. Because NOW… I know on the May 4 there is a ton of Darth Vader memes coming at me with the “May the FOURTH be with you” jokes. And then Cinco de Mayo and memes ofContinue reading “Things to Ponder”
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The heart of Christ
“Jesus walked the earth rehumanizing the dehumanized and cleansing the unclean. Why? Because his heart refused to let him sleep in. Sadness confronted him in every town. So wherever he went, whenever he was confronted with pain and longing, he speaks the good contagion of his cleansing mercy.” — Dane Ortlund, Gentle and Lowly: TheContinue reading “The heart of Christ”
In an age of despair… don’t
“We live in an age of despair, and those who despair would seem justified, considering the compounding crises we face, whether they be economic, viral, political, or environmental. Yet despair, my father used to remind me, is forbidden; to despair is to deny that God is present, with us, caring for us, and that thereContinue reading “In an age of despair… don’t”
A generational upheaval
In the work I get to do, I meet people in organizations working with youth and children a lot. Over and over the deep concern in reaching children, educating children, etc., is the severe loss we have from COVID. There is a serious lag in development in an upcoming generation and we need to takeContinue reading “A generational upheaval”
Do we want to be healed?
I was gifted a marvelous book for my birthday: The Night is Long but Light Comes in the Morning by Catherine Meeks. It is a book of meditations in thinking about racial healing. What a way to begin the new year in my life!
Helpful habits for our lives
It’s not just about the new year and “resolutions.” It’s about building good habits that create deep change over time. Tish Harrison Warren offered some wonderful tips for life change in this column. Some things that stood out to me:
Is the point of reading to retain?
A particular article I read recently in Christianity Today isn’t available on the web yet, but it caught my attention. Two pastors were having coffee and one was talking about his reading passion. The other pastor listened, but then said with a lot of frustration he just couldn’t read. He did very little because heContinue reading “Is the point of reading to retain?”
The year in books
There were a few books this year that left me in thought, or challenged me, or inspired me. I read a lot of non-fiction. I listen to a lot of fiction. These are a few that stood out.
Worth your time
Some reading for the week: I had the feeling I was missing something over the last few years when it came to sports. I love reading sports pages, sports reporting sites, etc. In the past few years so many times I would click on an article thinking I was getting analysis for an upcoming gameContinue reading “Worth your time”
Accumulating knowledge or using knowledge?
Renovare Ministries was started by a group led by Richard Foster several decades ago. The focus was to turn the Church back to the joy of spiritual formation and help the Church walk in transformation. This week’s email letter was thought-provoking as I wrote a post about trying to tackle Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics. MyContinue reading “Accumulating knowledge or using knowledge?”