Tag: Reaching Toward Easter

Candidates: “Please stop waving your Bibles, co-opting Jesus, and pretending this is a Christian Nation”

There is this huge gap in understanding, this epic miscommunication; and responsibility for this tragic disconnect rests firmly in the lap of The Church (all of us!), because we have failed miserably when it comes to the task of communicating the deep joy, the liberating freedom, and the transcendent beauty of life in Christ.

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Promise Translated into Love

JESUS – “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and…

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the Jesus imperative

For today’s post I’m simply going to share a series of thoughts from “Day Eight” of Reaching Toward Easter. This chapter hit me right between the eyes – in a good way – this morning. And – acquire your own copy of the book or not – I’d like to share it with you. It’s that…

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the birds of Wake Forest

It’s a cold, “wintery-mix” Monday morning here in Wake Forest. Rebekah and I have been drinking hot tea and looking out of the big bay window in the kitchen, enjoying the beautiful array of birds visiting our feeder. She’s been using binoculars and looking at the bird books (we’re still trying to learn North Carolina’s bird…

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“titled,” “recently dead,” or a regular Joe – we are all welcome at this table

If you’re a student of television shows such as “Downton Abbey,” then you are likely familiar with the way people are introduced at a formal dinner or reception. They pause at the door, the butler makes some noise to command attention, and they are “announced,” often along with title, relationship to the host, or some…

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