Unlike Christianity, People Actually Like Jesus

Unlike Christianity, People Actually Like Jesus
Have you ever noticed that while Christians and Christianity leave a bad taste in people’s mouths, the same is not true of Jesus. People actually like Jesus. Gandhi— once said, “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians.Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” I read a book called Speaking of Jesus recently.... Read more »

Missing Jesus: The Human Story

Jennifer Lopez was interviewed on Good Morning America last summer following her 3rd divorce. The interviewer asked if she would consider getting married again, and she replied “’Yes, for me the biggest dream is the fairytale. I will never give up on that dream.”  Despite being the first Latina to earn a million for a... Read more »

Five Minutes a Day that Are Changing my Life

Five Minutes a Day that Are Changing my Life
Inspired by a few conversations with friends, and a book I finally got around to reading (The Good and Beautiful God) yesterday and today I drink my coffee sitting in my favorite chair in silence. Just five minutes. No devotional to read, no agenda. Just the idea that God speaks to us when we are... Read more »
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Jesus & Culture 1: Faith in Exile

Jesus & Culture 1: Faith in Exile
Steve Nicholson, whom I look up to as Jedi Knights look up to Master Yoda began his much anticipated series this last Sunday at the Evanston Vineyard on Jesus & Culture. This is good stuff, so I figured it is worth sharing and discussing. If I could completely sum up Steve’s message, I’d say “the... Read more »

Beyond Going Through the Motions, Part 2 of Chianti & Cloves

Beyond Going Through the Motions, Part 2 of Chianti & Cloves
The next morning I walked up to our church building with this heavy feeling like gravity was stronger than normal. Three little girls pushed past me in puffy costs that made their arms stick straight out from their bodies like stick figures. One of their moms chased them, and a Dad held open the door... Read more »

Chianti & Cloves: Part 1.Valley of the Shadow

Chianti & Cloves: Part 1.Valley of the Shadow
There were weeks when I cried everyday. Sometimes I cried because I felt alone, other times I did not know why I cried. The tears would well up in my chest until they overflowed my eyes and ran down my cheeks. I felt lost and hopeless. I didn’t know who to be or how to... Read more »
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Become the Best You

Become the Best You
Who are you? How can you become the best version of yourself? I’m not really into resolutions…but I do like spending a few hours on New Years Day reflecting on the past year and looking forward with hopes, dreams, and even goals for the next year. Overall, my goal for the coming year is to... Read more »

Holy Innocents & Gun Control

Today is the fourth day of Christmas and according to the liturgical calender the feast of the Holy Innocents. Today is the day that commemorates the birth of the children that the tyrant of Jesus time, Herod, massacred in an attempt to kill baby Jesus before he would be come a threat to Herod’s authority.... Read more »

For Those Who Didn't Feel Christmas Cheer This Year

For Those Who Didn't Feel Christmas Cheer This Year
This has been a difficult season for many people, even without national tragedies this would have been a dark season for many in my life. My brother’s marriage is ending, a young man I knew ended his life, a friend younger than me spent Christmas in the hospital, and my grandfather is sleeping further away... Read more »
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Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Survival Prayers

These simple prayers sometimes uttered without expecting a response or even believing someone  is listening are sometimes the very words that bring a connection to the divine. Could prayer really be so simple? I think so. Lamott writes, “We can pray for a shot at having a life in which we are present and awake... Read more »
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