On Pentecost, what do we miss because of our self-protective cynicism? Can we make room for mystery? Can we make room for God’s Spirit? Can we learn to trust?
Author Archives: Mike Angell
The Ascension and the Location of God
In order to understand the Ascension, you have to see the pattern. Every time the people want to take Jesus and install him in a throne of power, he escapes. Every time they ask Jesus when he will give them power, he says “you’re missing the point.” Jesus ascends to heaven itself to frustrate all our human desires for control and certainty.
Mothers’ Day and God’s Wild Love
On Mothers’ Day: what happens if we imagine God as a mother? What happens if we imagine the Spirit as a beloved auntie? How does shifting our sense of the divine feminine change our spirituality?
The Shepherd Song
We live in the days of constant distraction, with technologies and ideologies competing for our attention. Today it is hard to tune out the angry noise. But if you listen, I believe, you can still hear the Shepherd’s song: a song of comfort, a song of challenge, a song of life abundant for all.