Monthly Archives: September 2014

Journey: Relationship & Responsibility

Read: Being Human Someone has said, “Humanity is God’s best idea.”  And Brian McLaren weaves the two creation stories together to confirm that idea.  Placed in the cosmos, we are made in the image of God, with the capacity for … Continue reading

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For the Bride: Partisanship

I believe historians may look at our generation and name partisanship as the largest contributive factor to our local/global gridlock.  Whether in civic or eccesial societies, our inability/unwillingness to get together has all but killed our ability to come together. … Continue reading

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In-Sight: Margins

When I began elementary school, our teacher had us purchase notebook paper.  On the left-hand side were two little blue lines running from top to bottom.  We learned that it was called the margin.  We were not to write to … Continue reading

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Journey: Creation and Wonder

Read:  Alive in the Story of Creation & Awe and Wonder. No matter when, where, or how we begin the Christian walk, we step onto a path that goes back to the beginning of creation itself.  We can only understand … Continue reading

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For the Bride: Missing Square One

The precursor to schism is the loss of humility.  The starting point for our debates has too often been to look at those with whom we disagree and say, “You are wrong.”  And, of course it gets worse.  Once we … Continue reading

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In-Sight: We Are The Older Brother

We cannot read the story of the lost son (Luke 15:11-32) without realizing there are actually two lost sons.  But because we have put so much emphasis on the younger son, we fail to discover what Jesus wanted us to … Continue reading

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Journey: To Life!

Read:  Introduction Our desire for life is met by Jesus’ offer of it (John 10:10). But we must notice that his offer is “zoe,” not merely “bios.”  Brian McLaren gets it in his introduction by naming this life as well-being, … Continue reading

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