Monthly Archives: May 2015

For the Bride: Non-Judgment

Continuing our exploration of early Christianity, we move from the principle of love to the practice of non-judgment, which is the application of love in situations and toward people who do not seem to deserve it.  When we read the … Continue reading

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In-Sight: A Reconciled Church

In 2 Corinthians 5:18-19, Paul describes the church as first ‘reconciled’ and then as ‘reconciling.’   That twofold flow has gotten my attention.  I want to write this week and next about it. First question: what would characterize a reconciled church?  … Continue reading

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Journey: In-Spired!

Read: The Spirit is Moving! All the way back to my childhood, one of my favorite hymns has been, “Breathe on me, Breath of God.”  Maybe that is why the image of the Holy Spirit as breath (wind) has been … Continue reading

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For the Bride: The Sum of All

When Paul wrote that love is “the more excellent way”–that it “bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things”–and that it is greater than faith or hope, he was doing all he could to say … Continue reading

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In-Sight: Arise! (#2)

Last week’s post (Arise #1) encouraged us to see Jesus’ resurrection as the ignition of an ongoing uprising. It is an uprising that occurs in all sorts of ways–what Paul referred to comprehensively as a “new creation” (2Corinthians 5:17).  This … Continue reading

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Journey: Known By The Scars

Read: Whatever the Hardship, Keep Rising Up As I have already told you, I have benefited greatly from McLaren’s analogy of resurrection as an uprising.  Not surprisingly, he brings the third-quarter readings to an end in a way I would … Continue reading

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For the Bride: Soft on Sin?

We have spent an extended period of time considering the way of love in early Christianity, revealing that it was the virtue which defined and directed the inner life and outer witness of the desert fathers and mothers. I will … Continue reading

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