This Sunday is Easter Sunday and I do hope you’re celebrating more than the death of diet and resurrection of your chocolate addiction. I’m doing a series called Live Die Repeat (yes after the Tom Cruise movie) and have been thinking as deeply as someone like I can about the entire death/ life cycle. No matter your views about God every Easter we’re … Continue reading Seriously? Resurrection?
My brother is a great guy, always has it together. I’m normally a bit of a mess… Ryan was the sort of kid who could roll underground and process things in a controlled manner so that what came out seemed reasonable. I was the other sort of kid whose “process” was verbal and outward and… NOW. I would say his childhood was in many regards … Continue reading The Lazarus Project
“Our Father… deliver us from the evil one” I used to pray this prayer as a child in church and in school. Praying for deliverance from the evil one suited our society fairly well and here’s why: It’s natural for us to pray for deliverance from something or someone OUT THERE. “If only my husband would… If only my teacher wouldn’t… If only the economy … Continue reading Deliver Us
I wonder if you know why Jesus came? Sounds funny but most people don’t really know. I would suggest that most people never actually think about it. So intent our we with our distractions that we rarely stop and do that thing that smart people do: think. That Jesus actually came cannot be denied by any but the most ignorant or unlearned or…dare I say … Continue reading The Red & Green Show
Baptism. We just had a baptism party at Venue Church. It was an amazing and somewhat emotional time as we looked back to where our baptismees were when they first were introduced to Jesus and our community of faith, to where they are now. There was cheering and whistling and yelling and crying. I remember very clearly thinking to myself “THIS was worth the last … Continue reading Going Public