Easter Sunday: Church is Closed, Hearts are Open

Easter Sunday: My letter to churches everywhere.

Hope in the Midst of Hopelessness

I recently began working at a local homeless shelter and addiction treatment facility. I interview prospective students who want to join our year long program. When asked to share a bit about themselves and why they want to be part of the program, most often I hear haunting words that echo through my soul: IContinue reading “Hope in the Midst of Hopelessness”

Anger: Let’s Process

“Rage — whether in reaction to social injustice, or to our leaders’ insanity, or to those who threaten or harm us — is a powerful energy that, with diligent practice, can be transformed into fierce compassion.” ― Bonnie Myotai Treace Oh hey, Anger! Let’s process. Let’s let go of the words and whispers we’ve heardContinue reading “Anger: Let’s Process”

Finding Love In Confrontation

“He comes in the form of the beggar, of the dissolute human child in ragged clothes, asking for help. He confronts you in every person that you meet. As long as there are people, Christ will walk the earth as your neighbor…” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer What if, we changed the word He to love in theContinue reading “Finding Love In Confrontation”

Politics Schmolitics: Where’s the Love?

Are we so intent on being right, that we are willing to hurt the hearts of others? I don’t want to be right if being right takes the place of showing love, forgiveness, grace. Are we so determined to win at all costs, that we are willing to destroy our own peace of mind? AtContinue reading “Politics Schmolitics: Where’s the Love?”

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