Back to Living

A man in “gleaming, bright clothing” said to the women who came to the tomb of Jesus, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He isn’t here, but has been raised.Remember what he told you while he was still in Galilee, that the Human One must be handed over to sinners, be crucified, […]

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X-MEN: the Glow of Heaven

In the summer months, there is a creature that is so common in the dark of night that we perhaps overlook its beauty. And yet we cannot overlook the firefly’s glow if we’re thinking about what it means to belong to Christ and be holy. The firefly is able to glow, in large part, because […]

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X-MEN: Holy Mutants

What do you think of when you hear the word “holiness”? There’s a chance you feel conflicted about it. In some circles Christianity, holiness has been a set of behaviors, what to do and what not to do, because God says so (which is not a bad reason to determine how you live, by the […]

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The Road Less Traveled 1

Surely you’ve heard of Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken.” (By the way, some folks believe it’s the most misread poem of all time.) Surely you’ve heard these famous lines: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Being in the Holy […]

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At the Table: Obedience

After we get close and stay close to our neighbors, neighborhoods and cities (proximity), we have to be obedient if we are going to let others know they belong at Christ’s table. We’re going to have to be obedient if we’re going to seek the welfare of the places to which we’ve been sent (Jer. […]

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