What’s your reality?

May 12, 2014 by

Reality is a fragile thing. It is no wonder we spend so much time convincing ourselves otherwise. We prefer thinking our world is predictable, stable and enduring. And so we develop routines, rituals and...

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Jesus’ temptations are our own

Apr 28, 2014 by

Jesus was famished when the devil came to him. He wasn’t just hungry. It’s not like he just worked through lunch for a day or two. He was famished, which shares a root with the word “famine,” which is...

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Death consumed by life

Apr 14, 2014 by

There is a spark of God hidden within each one of us. For some the spark only smolders and smokes, layers of ash encasing the glowing ember. For others the spark is hard to see, for it has ignited flames of...

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A donkey, not a warhorse

Mar 20, 2014 by

Zechariah offers good news for a people at war. Their deliverer has come! His feet have trod on the necks of his enemies, and his followers can rest in the knowledge that their world has been set right....

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Jesus, priest and king

Mar 20, 2014 by

I remember the first time I experienced the dark underbelly of the democratic process. I was sitting near the back of a junior high classroom with several of my friends, and at some point my friends started...

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Water of baptism thicker than blood

Feb 26, 2014 by

We use words like suit­cases, don’t we? We pack each one carefully depending on where we intend to take it. We fold, tuck and cram bits and pieces of meaning into our words until, after awhile, they get...

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