Communal Seeing

Luke 24:13-16; 30-35 Okay, let’s be clear here. If you identify as a Western Christian, you’re just a couple of weeks removed from April Fools’ Day—I mean, Easter. The dyed eggs are old and crusty, you’ve finished all the jelly beans, and Peeps are on sale at the grocery store. And yet, the story in […]

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Not Looking Back: How Do We Move Forward?

Luke 9:51-62 As a kid, I read The Hobbit numerous times. I’ve reread it as an adult, too. There are many reasons why I like it—the good storytelling, the characters, creatures, languages, and cultures. The overarching theme, though, is what always draws me in. Bilbo Baggins, the little Hobbit with the hairy feet, is the […]

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Walking Forward

Luke 24:13-35 Watch this Israeli filmmaker walking forward, yet backwards…. This creative illusion is an example of two things: How what we see can play tricks on us [depending on our conditioning] Walking forward, even when it’s actually walking backward…is moving. Look, if any of us are healthy enough to walk—we should walk, and as […]

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