From Sarah Coakley’s God, Sexuality, and The Self I hate to admit it but there were times when I was growing up that the doctrine of the trinity was maybe the least important aspect of my faith. I had come to believe in God through wonderful storytelling that communicated the love of Christ and through … Continue reading The Beauty of Oneness: Why unity is essential for the trinity and the Church.
Originally Posted: November 19th, 2018 The story opens with a female prophet and judge holding court between “the heavens” and the “house of God.” A thousand different sermons could be preached about the life of Deborah. In this counter-intuitive story, the themes of lament, prophecy, and the role of women come to the front. I’ve … Continue reading Not Without You
Have you ever wondered how the bible can say that God dwells in unapproachable light but also in a cloud of thick darkness, or how light was created on the first day but the sun and stars weren't until the fourth day, or how hell can be a place where God isn't, even though we … Continue reading On Darkness and Light
There was a knock at my door and when I answered, one of my neighbors frantically explained that a local child was missing. My wife and I joined dozens of other families from around the community and began searching. We could hear people near and far calling out the little girl’s name, so we repeated … Continue reading Nothing of Nothing
Almost every night for the past few years I’ve been awakened by a small hand taping me on the shoulder. As I roll over and before I can even open my eyes, I hear the voice of my youngest daughter whispering, “can I cuddle you daddy?” What surprises me the most about this nightly routine … Continue reading A Distant Heaven