When Jesus says, "you of little faith" what does that really mean?
On Thursday, we had our first trial in-person event, the Graduate Blessing. As we gathered, I invited them to join in an adapted version of a Lovingkindness meditation. This comes originally from Buddhist practice, but can easily be edited for a Christian setting. We first begin with prayer for ourselves, then move to those … Continue reading Lovingkindness Prayer
One of the neat things about this strange time is that we all have the opportunity to “go to church” in many different places. Different congregations are doing things differently, and from time to time I get questions about the different ways of doing church online. Here’s an overview of the main ways worship happens … Continue reading The Work of the People
I have been a leader since I was a kid. I was the youth representative on a number of boards as a high school student, and was put in charge of a diocesan program at age 18. Throughout my life, I’ve always been seen as strong and independent. Which often worked just fine for me. … Continue reading Being Strong, Needing Help
One of the things that has happened to me during quarantine is that my world has become very small. Often I stay within the same 50ft x 50ft space for 164 of my 168 hours each week. Although I connect with dozens and dozens of people virtually each week, it somehow isn't quite the same … Continue reading Connecting With The World
I've talked with you a number of times about the metaphor for this time of being in a Blizzard--but no, it's Winter--but no, it's an Ice Age. I've found it to be a really helpful way to think about what this time in our collective lives will be like. But this week, I've settled on … Continue reading We’re In a Riptide