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Advent & Original Sin

This is a stunning statistic: There have been more mass shootings than days in this year. As of December 1 (day 335), there were 385 mass shootings that took place in the US. In the last 72 hours, two more have occurred at naval bases.  Which immediately reminded me of an interesting detail from the … Continue reading Advent & Original Sin

Happy New Year!

I bet I know what you're thinking.  You're probably thinking that I'm a few weeks too early with my New Year's greeting.  And there are twenty days left until the ball drops and we all celebrate the rolling over of the calendar into 2018. Yet, in the Christian Tradition, the New Year has already begun.  Advent, … Continue reading Happy New Year!

Famous Last Words: I Am Thirsty

For part one, click here.  For part two, click here.  For part three, click here.  For part four, click here. John 19v28, CEB After this, knowing that everything was already completed, in order to fulfill the scripture, Jesus said, "I am thirsty." We come to the fifth word. Jesus is thirsty.  What is so striking … Continue reading Famous Last Words: I Am Thirsty

It’s the morning after, and I’m doubling down on a few things…

Here we are. November 9th, 2016. The morning after.  Like many of you, I'm sure, I watched the election results pour in until the wee hours of the morning. I expected a close contest, but also like many of you, I didn't expect such an emphatic electoral college win for Donald Trump. So, here we … Continue reading It’s the morning after, and I’m doubling down on a few things…

The real question before our death…

Today is pretty full from start to finish, which means I won't have time for a full post. So, instead, I want to share this quote from Henri Nouwen that has been challenging me lately. Here goes: "The real question before our death is not, How much can I still accomplish, or How much influence … Continue reading The real question before our death…