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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Believe (Tangible) John 14:1-14 We’ve been talking these past few weeks, since Easter, about what it means to believe.  There’s a reason we’ve been doing that, of course: following along behind Jesus and his disciples, we’ve lived through quite an unbelievable turn of events.  And with resurrection hanging in the air, we all—at some point—have asked ourselves whether or not we can really believe. We’d like to be able to be a… Read More

Accepting This Yes, it is true. I confess, I have thought great thoughts, and sung great songs—all of it rehearsal for the majesty of being held. The dream is awakened when thinking I love you and life begins when saying I love you and joy moves like blood when embracing others with love. My efforts now turn from trying to outrun suffering to accepting love wherever I can find it. Stripped of… Read More

Believe (Relational) John 10:1-10 Well, here we are. We’ve made it through the darkness of Lent and have emerged, squinting in the bright light of resurrection. If we’re paying attention, we should be feeling a bit of disorientation. We’ve hung onto Jesus through death and now into life and, frankly, it’s all a little bit unbelievable. It’s so disconcerting that I think it may be a good thing we aren’t the first… Read More