It is easy to become weary after another officer-involved shooting of a young black man.
July 5, 2019
The most interesting part of "Avengers: Endgame" is the theme of salvation.
June 28, 2019
I want to be like Lizzo when I grow up.
June 11, 2019
Maybe Jesus’ words aren’t about me, my family, or my sacrifices. Maybe they’re about him.
June 4, 2019
When she knew she was dying, my grandmother took me to see the cornerstone of a small brick church in my hometown of Kansas City, Missouri. I didn’t recognize the sign outside. It was a Baptist church, I think. It was pretty rundown, but still in better shape than the neighborhood. Overgrown vacant lots were everywhere; it was like visiting an abandoned church in the jungle.
March 22, 2015
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The Jesus that John shows us in this week’s Gospel text is not a religious robot, unemotionally prepared to end it all for the cause. He sees the risks, feels them.
March 10, 2015
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October 2, 2014
This week’s readings are generally about the faithful. Deuteronomy describes God’s faithful care of a “wandering Aramean” or “Syrian about to perish”—most likely Jacob. The psalm echoes God’s faithful care of God’s own, safely abiding in the shadow of the Almighty. Paul reminds the Romans how uncomplicated it is to come by salvation: it only takes faithful hearts and faithful speech. And we see Jesus’ profound faithfulness as he survives the devil’s temptations in the wilderness. Preaching these texts looks easy enough, maybe even uninspiring. It doesn’t get much more basic than faith.
February 11, 2013