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.
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What if we thought of Christianity as a Way of Life?
A few years ago Peter Senge, the MIT professor and Brian McLaren the Christian writer were killing time on a video chat, waiting for someone else to join, how many of us know this space today. McLaren asked Senge about the decline of the church and the growth of Buddhism in our country. Senge said,Continue reading “What if we thought of Christianity as a Way of Life?”
Overcoming Bad Theology: The Good Shepherd
The story of the lost sheep is a story about equity, a story about a God who embraces those who have been called sinners. It is the story of a God who chases down the ones who are left behind, and brings them to the table. This is a God who does not respect human boundaries. This is a God who loves those who have been told they don’t count. This is a God who pursues you, whatever you’ve done, wherever you’ve been, whoever you love, whatever your back story. This God chases you down.
Tell Us Plainly? or The Good Shepherd
Simple answers are seductive, but problematic. Plain words may fail to describe the fullness of our experience of the divine. Where plain words fail, poetry and song can sometimes help bridge the distance.