Avoiding theology

Most people do not want to be theologians.  There are the books that you are supposed to read, tons of them; there are the buzz-words, such as hermenuitics, ousia and salvation.  There is the Greek and the Hebrew, thrown in.  And in case you have not given up, there is the paradigmatic disagreement on the …

The time to honor

... while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. John 1 parallels the creation narrative.  In which the Word, through whom all things came into being, shines in the darkness. With winds sweeping; and then all this time later: Word, and things into being, and light. A dynamic God, at work, …

Oblivious

There stood at the foot of the cross, the women in Jesus' life. His mother's heart broke.  A pain incomprehensible. A soldier.  Oblivious. A mysterious Mary of Magdala.  And, two more women. ... The entire world, drawn onto the cross.  And crucified, with Jesus. No more.   "It is finished." ... A heart break, rumbling on. …

A welcome

I was encouraged on the weekend, to "welcome".  To think about how I was welcomed as a new Christian, and to welcome new Christians in the same way.  (This was the topic of the sermon at church.) "Welcome" connects directly into orthodox Christian theology.  We are welcomed into Jesus, and we welcome Jesus into us. …

Being

The experience of being, the state of the heart, and the quiet moment with God. The moment under Grace, forward, and uncertain, and correct.   With thanks ... (Being, is relationship, and doing, stems from being.)

Church practice

My thought of leading a church, is rather a strong heart for leading a church.  But this has been on hold, for me.  For whatever reason, I have not considered that I should - for the immediate future.  And this has been hard, because I am shaped to. I continue to "be" in this direction, …