Devotional

17
Jun

Something to Boast About – Devotional

In the 2018 blockbuster movie, Black Panther, T’Challa returns to his native African home of Wakanda in order to replace his deceased father as king. But in order to defend […]

10
Jun

One Word – Devotional

One of the first churches I voluntarily attended regularly had a preacher who was very rousing, but his point was always the same. I was pretty critical of this at […]

03
Jun

Song and Celebration – Devotional

The believers at Ephesus were admonished by the Apostle Paul to communicate with each other through poetic song and musical celebration. …speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs […]

28
May

Playing – Devotional

I’m sitting at the end of a long bench in the food court, buzzer in hand as I wait for my order. The bench borders three sides of an informal […]

20
May

Complicated – Devotional

I know someone who responds to every tummy ache, horrendous headline, flat tire, financial disaster, and family tragedy with the same preternatural equanimity. This too shall pass. All will be […]

13
May

Refuge – Devotional

The Bosque del Apache is a National Wildlife Refuge two hours south of the church I serve in Santa Fe. Established in 1939 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 57,000-acre […]

06
May

Pilgrim’s Progress – Devotional

When we returned to in-person worship after being shut down for the pandemic, I experienced a spiritual crisis. Church didn’t feel like it used to. I was disappointed in myself […]

29
Apr

When the Math Doesn’t Add Up – Devotional

Mostly, I experience the world as making sense. The circumstances of life are complicated and they are often heartbreaking. But they can be understood, explained, boiled down to inputs and […]

22
Apr

Big-Big! – Devotional

The Zulu word for God is Nkulunkulu, which roughly translates to “big-big.” Though I’ve known this word my whole life, until recently, I’ve never stopped long enough to recognize the […]

15
Apr

Sailors Take Warning – Devotional

The big fish gets all the glory, but the most powerful characters in the book of Jonah are the sailors who thought they were welcoming just another passenger onto their […]

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