There has never been a single “orthodox theology” in history.
I hope this series will help us become helpers, “repairers of the breach,” and create little pockets of healing, in ourselves, and in our communities, in a world that is harmed, alarmed, and armed.
How can we stay healthy in a season of extended challenges?
How can we stay healthy in a challenging season?
“So out of the ground the Lord God formed every animal of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name”Genesis 2:19 In the last post, I introduced the first rhythmContinue reading ““Co-creating” – Week Two”
God is the source of all good things. There is nothing that we receive that is not a gift from God. The clothes we wear, the food we consume, the air we breathe, intimate moments of prayerful communion in the Spirit… all gifts from God.
Our lives are a movement of God’s love that has four rhythms, a cycle of receiving, co-creating, simplifying, and sharing. When any of these four rhythms get clogged or disrupted, it leads to a life of fragmentation and scarcity.
Last week, I remembered the anniversary of my little brother McKinley’s death by overdose. Because he could not afford legal representation, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a crime that wealthy white persons typically get placed on probation. Within a couple of weeks of his release, he was back using drugs.Continue reading “A Grief Unobserved – Part 3”
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”Matthew 5:4 What happens when a Christianity consumed with being “healthy, wealthy, and wise” finds itself in the grip of a global pandemic with a long tail? In my last reflection Forget the Doxology, I suggested that a church always singing doxology and never lamentContinue reading “Remember the Lament–Part Two”
On Sunday June 13th, 2021 it happened… I forgot the doxology. In the Christian tradition the doxology is a liturgical formula of praise to God. We sing these same words in every worship experience as we bring the offering to the altar… “Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below;Continue reading “Forget the Doxology—Part 1”