She sees beneath the surface of things-- deeply intuitive, perceptive perhaps--but something is amiss. We might say she possesses or is possessed by an odd mix of gifted-ness and vulnerability.…
“Meanwhile, Saul, was still breathing out threats against the Lord’s disciples.”  Meanwhile, Alek Minassian was still breathing out threats against the women of Toronto.…. It is as old as time,…
One of the things I love about the gospels is how human the disciples are.  Here we find them in the midst of what must have been a distressing, heart-breaking…
The time has come to tell the story I’ve never told.  I’ve been hesitant for many years and for a variety of my own reasons. It’s all began, by happenstance,…
Sufi Mystic Rumi once wrote, “Spring is Christ, raising martyred plants from their shrouds.’ Celtic theologian, John Phillip Newell adds, “This Spring force is the Resurrection force deep in the…
Jesus seizes the moment.  The word has spread.  Crowds are running to meet him. They come carrying palm branches & raising their voices in the glad shout:  “Hosannah! ...
Sometimes when I ponder the events that lead up to the crucifixion of Jesus, I find my mind drawn to questions around how we define success.  As I look at…
On June 5th, 1989 photographs and video were taken of a thin young man in a white shirt and black pants. He is holding a white plastic bag in each…
The woman at the gate asks Peter, “You are not one of this man’s disciples are you?” Peter has been with Jesus since the very beginning.  I have this beautiful…
So much talk of death in this passage.  Lazarus, described as the one Jesus loves, is dying; then said-to-be fallen asleep; and when the metaphor is dropped, the reality is…

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