There are boards with names on them (a story)

This is a story that came to me in the middle of waiting worship recently. I shared it as a message and the ministry that rose up after it was amazing in that each person that followed filled in a piece of the puzzle that the initial image set forth. This was my part ofContinue reading “There are boards with names on them (a story)”

Hating Father and Mother: Jesus’ Advice for Family Conflict

This is the message I gave on January 6, 2013 at Camas Friends Church. It is based on Luke 14:26-27: “Now large crowds were traveling with him; and he turned and said to them, “Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even lifeContinue reading “Hating Father and Mother: Jesus’ Advice for Family Conflict”

Boff on the Liberative Import of the Christian Gospel

In my preparation for my upcoming class on “Culture and Systems Change” at George Fox Seminary, I came across this quote from Leonardo Boff in his book on Base Ecclesial Communities. In it he aptly describes the obstacles those within the early liberation movement faced in building a sustainable movement for justice based on theContinue reading “Boff on the Liberative Import of the Christian Gospel”

Nothing is more practical than finding God…than falling in love

Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the mornings, what you will do with your evenings, how you spendContinue reading “Nothing is more practical than finding God…than falling in love”