In his Daily Meditation email of January 11, 2021, Richard Rohr talks about the importance of what Brian McLaren calls a framing story . In his book, Everything Must Change: Jesus, Global Crises, and a Revolution of Hope, McLaren points out that stories help provide people with a framework upon which they decide how toContinue reading “God is Love”
I only remember reading the Bible story of the wise people from the East who came to Israel looking for a baby at Christmas. Even then, it is usually a single song or reading at a Lessons and Carols service or a fun part of a Christmas pageant. As I grew older, sometimes churches wouldContinue reading “The Visit of the Magi – A Parable for Following God’s Call”
As the longest night of the year approaches, I began to think about light. I’m looking forward to the days starting to lengthen again. For the past several months, the world has felt pretty dark and scary because of political uncertainty and increasing daily death counts from the pandemic. The possibility of brighter days seemsContinue reading “Mediation on Light and Dark”
Book Review: Our culture seems obsessed with pointing out and using difference as a divisive and wall-building mechanism. The effects are felt in the most casual conversations about music and movie preferences, as well as more intense discussions about theological issues which recently affected the polity within one of the largest Protestant denominations to politicalContinue reading “Christian Ethics at the Boundary by Karen Guth”
Discernment isn’t a one and done! It’s a process of being connected and constant change. And . . . it happens over and over as we move through life with awareness of what is going on inside and outside ourselves.