The gospel in seven words or less
The Spirit who raised
Jesus from the dead is working to infiltrate the whole creation with God's
Isaiah 40:1-11; Mark 1:1-8
As the second Sunday
in advent approaches, I find the prophets of the season compelling. To my ears,
their message sounds pretty consistent: "Change the ways of this world."
Darkness does not come from a different place than light; it is not presided over by a different God.
Advent with a toddler
I decided our family's
Christmas would be simple and spirit-centered. Green to parenting, I
defined spiritual as anything that allowed me a minute to reflect on what, beyond the laundry, mattered.
The gospel in seven words
Our "no" is a human
rejection of God's claim on us as our creator, sustainer and lord, a rejection
that produces alienation and isolation, even from ourselves.