In times like these, I invite you to observe this season of Advent. If this year, if recent days have been difficult, take up Advent’s practice of hope.
Category Archives: Perspective
Chaos or Community?
In ancient times waters stood for chaos. In the first chapter of Genesis the Spirit of God hovers over the waters. God brings life out of darkness, out of the waters, out of chaos. God parts waters. And God brings life and freedom out of human chaos as well. Scholars tell us Exodus is partlyContinue reading “Chaos or Community?”
Surely God is in this Place: Jacob’s Ladder and Unlikely Spiritual Geography
As Jacob, that trickster, discovered, sometimes the best adventures occur when we venture into unmarked terrain.
Do You See That Woman? Ruth, The Widow’s Mite, And God’s Perspective
If our scripture tell us anything this morning it is this: watch what the unlikely characters are doing when it seems no one is watching. Watch out when women talk together, about something other than men. Those women very well might be plotting the work of God.