Why I Need Spiritual Direction and You Might, Too

I got a new spiritual director this week. Life circumstances for both of us had, a couple of years ago, conspired such that my original director and I had to amicably end our “direction relationship.” The next director and I already had a pre-existing friendship which, while lifegiving in many other important ways, did kindContinue reading “Why I Need Spiritual Direction and You Might, Too”

Birthday Wishes

It was my birthday this week. You know how Facebook does this thing where, when your birthday approaches, they invite you to ask everybody for a donation to a charity of your choice? I did that once, for the nonprofit ministry of a friend of mine, but mostly I feel weird about it, because IContinue reading “Birthday Wishes”

Listen! What We All Need But Are Afraid to Ask For

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-aknjv-c87869 James 5:7-11 James believed Jesus was coming back. He knew that people waited for centuries for Jesus to show up the first time. Jesus’ return is a certain thing, but what is also certain is that no one knew then, and no one knows now, exactly when it will be. And the other certainContinue reading “Listen! What We All Need But Are Afraid to Ask For”

Listen! What You See and What You Get

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-6n38j-c41343 James 2:14-26 “our message is that God came to earth, lived with us, died for us, and came back to life, in order to reconcile all things. Jesus died to save us from our sins, and our sins (and everybody else’s sins) have caused conflict and outright separation—between us and God, between us andContinue reading “Listen! What You See and What You Get”

Listen! Picking Favorites

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ixp3w-c3286d James 2:1-13 The Kingdom of God looks upside-down to the kingdom outside it. In the Kingdom of God, it’s the poor who are the ones cherished by God, who are courted by Him, who are to be the leaders, who are to receive special honor, because when we don’t have money, we don’t haveContinue reading “Listen! Picking Favorites”

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