I’m not sure it’s actually possible to idolize the Bible…
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial that has come upon you, as though something strange were happening to you… (1 Peter 4:12) Sometimes, if they seem open to the idea, I suggest to people that God doesn’t ask us to go through the sorts of things He wasn’t (isn’t?) willing to go through Himself. He became a human being for that very purpose. And HeContinue reading “First World … Formation”
I was loved as a child. I know I was fortunate in this, and I think I even knew it then. I was loved by my family, I mean, which I suspect is the main thing, in childhood. I had a little more trouble at school, though, and somewhere along the way I picked upContinue reading “The Like of God”
At the end of the day, spiritual disciplines are not about results. They are about relationship.
Why are we all still talking about God’s glory and God’s love as two different things? If someone or something’s “glory” is basically that person or thing’s essence, and “God IS love,” then how would God’s love and God’s glory not be exactly the same thing?
I’m really glad I was invited to do a workshop there because probably I otherwise wouldn’t have taken the time out of my schedule to go, but it was so well worth it.
The key is in listening–first to God, and then to each other.
‘Tis the season to use the word Glory (or Gloria) a lot. If you’re anything like me, the usage mostly happens unthinkingly–except for this year. This year I’m writing a new study for the OSFGroups. The study is called Glory, so I guess I’m noticing the word, and how we use it, much more than usual. The seedsContinue reading “Gloria in Excelsis Deo”
Purification from sin, and justice, are not precisely two different things, but they’re not exactly the same thing, either. One flows out of the other.
But…what if Jesus actually did write something? Something more, I mean, than whatever He famously and mysteriously wrote in the dirt…