“How might the notion of Christ change the whole equation? Is Christ simply Jesus’s last name? Or is it a revealing title that deserves our full attention? How is Christ’s function or role different from Jesus’s? What does Scripture mean when Peter says in his very first address to the crowds after Pentecost that ‘God… Continue reading The universal christ by richard rohr
Secul… what? David Zahl presents a lively discourse on what we turn our attention to in the present time. What is it that leads us away from God and what do we treat as our priorities today. If you have never heard of the term seculosity before, it is because it is of Zahl’s creation.… Continue reading Book Review: Seculosity by David Zahl
August 4, 2019 Luke 12:13-21 In Christ there is no division! “There is no longer Greek and Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and free; but Christ is all and in all” (Col 3:11). Feel free to add what other divisions we may witness out there to this list. Simply put, Jesus tells us… Continue reading Christ in All
July 7, 2019 Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 Now that I have done it twice, returning to college after being out of classes for some time can evoke a tiny bit of anxiety. I began seminary a decade after getting my undergrad degree, and last fall I began a spiritual direction certificate program at Loyola University Chicago.… Continue reading You Can’t Do It Alone!
Easter Sunday Mark 16:1-8 Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Encountering the unexpected is scary! It can be especially challenging when you have preconceived expectations that do not match up with the reality of the truth that you encounter. I am sure that at one point in your lives you could relate. Whether moving and starting at… Continue reading The Good News is New Life!
December 10, 2017 Mark 1:1-8 At some point in all of our lives, there is a longing that resides within us and it can be hard to name. We know that something is calling us to greater things, but we are not sure what it may be. The longing can take on the form of… Continue reading Longing in the Wilderness
July 23, 2017 Romans 8:12-25 Can you imagine what it would be like not knowing where you came from. Wondering everyday what your past may have been like and where your family was. These thoughts can run and even ruin your current life as you know it. Saroo was born in India. His family consisted… Continue reading A Spirit of Adoption
Luke 24:13-35 We were walking long before we got into cars to drive anywhere. Walking was Jesus’ and the disciples chief form of transportation. Walking is healthy and can burn a lot of calories. No wonder we have many stories of Jesus sitting down to eat, he needed to replenish his energy from all of… Continue reading Christ Shows Up!
Matthew 3:1-12 May the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, and the spirit of knowledge and fear of the Lord come to us in the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Amen. It is usually around this time of year when the weather starts turning cold that I find… Continue reading A Call from the Wilderness!
Luke 15:1-10 I couldn’t have been more than nine years old when I can remember the first really important thing that I had lost in my life. I was out in the backyard playing or something, and was asked to keep an eye out for my sister that was probably about three at the time.… Continue reading Are You Able to Rejoice?