Learn Your Lessons

Gimel Be good to your servant while I live, that I may obey your word. Daleth I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word. – Psalm 119:17, 25 (NIV) Through my earbuds plays the wisdom of Dua Lipa’s “New Rules” about setting boundaries...

Melted

What the hell do any of us know, O Eternal Mystery? While we worship constancy and might, mountains melt and remold like wax. While we sing hymns in echoing caverns, the Spirit waits upon those in prison. While we pray to love our enemies, the Church itself nurtures...
Reviews: Denial Is My Spiritual Practice

Reviews: Denial Is My Spiritual Practice

Since the release of Denial Is My Spiritual Practice (and Other Failures of Faith) earlier this year, my new book co-authored with Martha Spong, I’ve been touched by the messages of appreciation for the book from readers who find in its pages a sense of...

Hallowed (The Lord’s Prayer)

Start with this: God is holy. Hold onto this: God is holy. Breathe in this: God is holy. Do not forget this: God is holy. Be grounded in this: God is holy. Be called by this: God is holy. Fall down to this: God is holy. Always return to this: God is...

Terrible Signs

“There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be...

Religiosity

If I am zealous in faith but do know not peace, I am a dangerous firebrand. If I kneel before the LORD but cannot stand beside my neighbor, I am a self-righteous Judas. If I preach “Christ is near” but shame those who cry to Jesus, I am a false and jealous...

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