Lord, why do we find it so hard to believe you?
When the Belly of a Whale Sounds Good
But sometimes the belly of a whale sounds good compared to sitting at the banquet table of God and sharing the Bread of Life and Cup of Salvation with someone I feel is doing evil upon people and doesn’t seem...
Fearful and Wonderful
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well. – Psalm 139:14 (NRSV) I don’t know how often we think of our bodies as made with the extraordinary awe of...
Advent Reflections: John the Baptist and the Kingdom of God (3)
This is the third in a series of Advent reflections on Luke 3:7-18. I used to commute to Chicago every week for seminary. I rarely needed to go down to the “miracle mile” on Michigan Avenue, but every time I...
Advent Reflections: John the Baptist and the Kingdom of God (2)
Have you ever seen one of those sidewalk preachers?
Advent Reflections: John the Baptist and the Kingdom of God (1)
The Kingdom of God is near.