How Would You Live if You Knew You Couldn’t Die? Death is so annoying. That’s how I feel about it right now. It is annoying, because for so many of us, the fear of it is a distorting filter that obscures our ability to live a true life or to relate to others who are … More Don’t Let Death Get In the Way
Imagine a world without the fear of death. What would it look like? How would you live differently? How would certainty that who you are endures forever change the way you live your day to day life? What technologies could we create if our imaginations stretched into eternity? This is something that I am currently … More Death, Where is Your Sting?
Fear and God. For a long time those two words seemed not to go together for me. After all, in the book of 1 John we are told “God is Love” and despite how we tend to think of hate as love’s opposite, anyone who has ever loved knows that is inaccurate. Fear is actually … More The Privilege of Fearing God
Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls— Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in … More Where Isn’t God?
Somewhere in time there is a part of me that I visit frequently. He is in a dark room and he feels alone. He is living a lie. He believes that he is separate from God and from everything else in life–the consummate individual. Even though he knows that he can get up and walk … More Coming Out of the Dark…
Luke 22:47-53 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus 47 While he was still speaking, suddenly a crowd came, and the one called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss him; 48 but Jesus said to him, “Judas, is it with a kiss that you are betraying the Son … More No More of This!
I’m a firm believer that when we offer up our wounds in service to others–as I see Christ doing–then what can at first seem like a dysfunction, can actually become our function. In this sermon, my intention is to invite us into the possibility that the Christ within us can transform our wounds and make … More We All Have Wounds
If you don’t want to slap me for making the above video, then we are friends for life even if we never meet. I can say that with honesty because if you can embrace the hub-bubbery that I spoke then it means that you are not living in the fear of loss and so we … More Nothing Is Never What We Think It Is
Did you know that we all have the power to raise the dead? Do you doubt it? Well just see what happens the next time you show someone a kindness without thought of reward. Here’s an example. I take my daughter Calista with me a lot of times when I visit the senior living facilities … More Bringing Life to Death