Prayer and Pointing the Finger (pt. 4)

This is the last of four short meditations on prayer based on Luke 18:9-14: “He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standingContinue reading “Prayer and Pointing the Finger (pt. 4)”

Prayer: Identifying Our Blind spots (pt. 3)

This is the third of four short meditations on prayer based on Luke 18:9-14: “He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standingContinue reading “Prayer: Identifying Our Blind spots (pt. 3)”

my guest post on the smitten word: an ounce of action

Suzannah Paul of the Smitten Word has been hosting a series of guest posts on her blog about embodied faith this month. She was kind enough to accept a piece I wrote for the series called “An Ounce of Action.” Below is an excerpt. Jump over there by clicking the link below if it interestsContinue reading “my guest post on the smitten word: an ounce of action”

Prayer: Don’t Trust the Labels! (pt. 2)

This is the second of four short meditations on prayer based on Luke 18:9-14: “He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standingContinue reading “Prayer: Don’t Trust the Labels! (pt. 2)”

Prayers of Offense and Defense (pt. 1)

This week I have four short meditations on prayer based on Luke 18:9-14: “He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing byContinue reading “Prayers of Offense and Defense (pt. 1)”

#Sketchnotes and The Writing Process

[This is an image of a sketchnote used for a sermon on Luke 13] There’s a really interesting article about sketching that Mike Rohde linked too from Smashing Magazine titled Hand-Sketching: Things You Didn’t Know Your Doodles Could Accomplish. The whole thing is worth read if your interested in the topic. It is about theContinue reading “#Sketchnotes and The Writing Process”

On Opening Our Doors to Critique

This post was originally written in September 2013 and it reflects issues that were going on then. Reflecting on the questions that relate to John Howard Yoder’s fall, I have been pushed to consider my own blind spots and complicity in the brokenness of the world. I have written some suggestions below for how weContinue reading “On Opening Our Doors to Critique”

When Peace Preserves Violence

As I continue to think about John Howard Yoder’s sexual misconduct and the reality that within his theology there is either implicit or explicit justification for this kind of behavior, I am concerned that my own theology is not only susceptible to this, but has already been impacted. How can I become more aware ofContinue reading “When Peace Preserves Violence”

Taking the Widow’s Mite: Economics from A Christian Perspective

I think that economics is the bleeding edge issue of our time. I recently had the opportunity to hear Colleen Wessel-McCoy, a Poverty Initiative Scholar, talk on this subject and she helped me in framing some of these issues with the suggestions of this typology around poverty. There are at least four ways that weContinue reading “Taking the Widow’s Mite: Economics from A Christian Perspective”

On Healing Vs. Being Cured

Trigger warning: Discussion around healing, being hurt, and other beliefs that have been used to wound people who are already wounded. Meeting for Worship for Healing In preparation for our “Meeting for Worship for Healing” I spoke to a couple of ministers who I like to learn from, I did my own thinking and writingContinue reading “On Healing Vs. Being Cured”