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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

Why Are You Gazing At The Sky?

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?

Famous Last Words: Welcome To Paradise

For the first word, click here. Luke 23v39-43, CEB One of the criminals hanging next to Jesus insulted him: "Aren’t you the Christ? Save yourself and us!" Responding, the other criminal spoke harshly to him, "Don’t you fear God, seeing that you’ve also been sentenced to die?  We are rightly condemned, for we are receiving the … Continue reading Famous Last Words: Welcome To Paradise

sometimes i’m embarrassed to tell people that i’m a christian

well, the cat is out of the proverbial bag now, isn't it? sometimes i'm embarrassed to tell people that i'm a christian. this isn't always true. christians do many beautiful things in the world; things that i am proud to be associated with and part of. when christians stand up for justice, dignity, and compassion, … Continue reading sometimes i’m embarrassed to tell people that i’m a christian