Today, on the Church calendar, is Ascension Day. Forty days after the resurrection, according to the tradition in Acts, Jesus is taken up to the right hand of God. Let me set the scene. Jesus has just promised his disciples that they would be empowered by the Spirit to live out their calling, to be his … Continue reading Why Are You Gazing At The Sky?
This past May we were honored to host Brian McLaren at MCC for a day of dialogue and learning. It was a day I will never forget, and I'm still unpacking and thinking through it in so many ways. During the afternoon workshop, one of Brian's talks focused on his (brilliant and urgent) book, Why Did Jesus, … Continue reading Brian McLaren: Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, Mohammed, and Christopher Columbus