Some Honest Questions

John 14:1-14 Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust into God, trust also into me. 2In my Abba’s house there are many dwelling-places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and […]

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Where Is Our Emmaus?

Luke 24:13-16; 30-35   NRSV All right, so imagine: something cataclysmic, unexpected, sudden, and scary just happened, and is happening. Can you imagine it? Hmm…somehow I think you can. So that’s the story here. We have two people feeling all kinda low and dragging their feet down a road. The foundations of their belief were rocked […]

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Wonderful Doubt!

John 20:19-31    Would you consider yourself to be a skeptical person? Are you a doubter? And now, be present in this very moment. What’s going on? In the world, in your community, in your home? Don’t judge it or interpret it. Just think about what is actually happening. Let’s you and I do something together, […]

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What’s the Buzz

Matthew 21:1-11  NRSV Hey there! It’s been a while. Yes, I’ve been taking a break from things for a while. Call it a sabbatical. And now I’m back, and well–strange times, wouldn’t you say? So welcome back to this strange, hopefully life-giving space. I appreciate you and hope that you still find this blog to […]

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The View from the Tree

Okay, so it’s been a while. Thanks, dear readers, for following this blog; I really appreciate you and hope that you continue to be inspired, challenged and encouraged by these musings. Recently, I’ve been working on some new projects and thus, I have not been posting here. Look for some exciting news in the near […]

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Are We Human, Or Are We Dancer?

Luke 8:26-39 In the Killer’s song, Human, the group seemingly uses incorrect grammar when they ask: are we human, or are we dancer with the singular form of “dancer”. But there’s a point to it. It calls our attention to the word. And then, we dig deeper. See, the Killers are not singing about you […]

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Spirit: Audience Participation Required

John 14:8-12; 15-17; 25-27    It happens to me a lot. I’m performing in a show, a theatrical production, for the company I work for, called Without a Cue Productions. In our shows, unknowing audience members walk into a situation they probably didn’t expect. That is, if they don’t read the fine print. Our shows […]

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Divine Doubt, Lasting Life

John 20:19-31   Let’s engage in a creative exercise, shall we? If you’re willing, join with me. Do you remember the first time you ever heard the story about Jesus of Nazareth dying on a cross and then rising to life? Were you a kid? A youth? An adult? Who told you the story? Did you […]

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Beloved Rising Up

John 20:1-18 Well, well, here we are. It’s the Easter/Resurrection story. Now I don’t know how you interpret this, or how it makes you feel. If you’re someone who thinks it’s BS, stay with me; your insight is needed in this conversation. If you’re someone who isn’t sure what it means, keep at it; your […]

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True Love is Golden

Luke 6:27-31       Have you heard of the law of reciprocity? How about the golden ratio? In essence, the law of reciprocity is the social norm of responding to a positive action with another positive action, rewarding kind actions. Reciprocity means that in response to friendly actions, people are frequently much nicer and much more […]

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