So I am taking a look at the idea that we are made in the image of God, that Jesus is the best example possible of what God’s image looks like in a human being, and that Christ’s followers also have a lot to teach us when it comes to “manly” ideals and behavior.
If the 2016 presidential election landscape really is the dystopian novel it reads like, then when was the apocalypse?
In many respects, I believe this is an apocalypse. When we become more interested in being right than in helping one another work toward life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, then our precious “rightness” is destined to lead this country that much farther away from our roots as a free people, and into the dangerous orbit of a dystopian future.
And I found my eyes full with tears as pastor John made the sign on my forehead. Not emotion so much as fullness; or maybe surrender. Yes, that’s what happened. It was the first day of Lent and I surrendered.
I’d like to challenge you to show up at your local faith community, to take communion (as we will at Wake Forest Presbyterian – you are welcome at our church), and to turn your heart toward the spectacular initiative of New Life that we celebrate, and that we strive to live into with creativity, with faithfulness, and with joy.
craftsmanship, emerging out of hearts filled with faith and completed with love, can be a beautiful thing.
I’ve had to laugh at all the epic natural disaster references running around the past couple of days. “Snowpocalypse,” “Snowmageddon” (often misspelled as Snowmaggedon), “Snowzilla”, and the so-often-overused, “Storm of the Century.”
Coming, going, hanging around, or just passing through, we all understand how critically important it is that we be deliberate and openhearted when it comes to keeping this family connected.
a huge number of Americans seem to be hooked by this cynical ploy, and then reeled in without so much as a question.
And that – friends and readers – worries me much more than the rhetoric that has been designed so cleverly, and deployed so cynically to capitalize on such fear.