What’s the point of the church?

Jul 17, 2015 by

At our block party this week, a new friend and I were laughing about how coming out as a Jesus follower might be one of the weirder things to do these days. In her spiritual awakening, she was realizing that...

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Julian of Norwich’s great claim

May 5, 2015 by

Many of us are all too aware of the brokenness, insecurities, limitations and inadequacies in us and around us. When the women of my congregation got together on Sunday to learn from Julian of Norwich’s...

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Blessed are those who mourn

Jan 28, 2015 by

My friend Tim asked me to speak at his church about mourning, and how it can be a pathway to God. It got me thinking that we Americans don’t make a lot of room for mourning. Unlike some other cultures, we...

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When you’re not enough

Oct 28, 2014 by

Modern life can be demanding. For some of us, it’s a challenge to get the dishes done and enough clean laundry in the drawers to get to work every day. Add kids or other committed relationships and you might...

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Four Brethren in Christ distinctives I don’t want to lose

Jul 25, 2014 by

I just returned to Philly after my first General Conference of the Brethren in Christ. It’s a biennial, national gathering designed to bring the church together for face-to-face dialogue. It was good to be...

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The hard edge of Jesus

Jun 24, 2014 by

I hang out with a diverse group of friends and sometimes strangers (who don’t stay strangers for very long) on Wednesday nights. We’ve been taking turns picking Jesus stories to uncover and apply, among...

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