Tag Archives: theology

Dandelion blowing in the wind

Joy in Joyless Times

And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind:

Man begging with cup

Jesus Is Coming, Look Busy

Garden of Grace United Church of Christ, Columbia, S.C. Readings: 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, Revelation 21: 1-4 Sometime last year I arrived at the salon where I get my hair cut and sat down right in the middle of a sticky theological predicament. That’s not something


God Is Still Speaking

God is still speaking: The campaign Never place a period where God has placed a comma. (Gracie Allen) In 2004, the United Church of Christ produced commercials with the tagline “God is still speaking.” The controversy that erupted was not so much over the assertion

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Behold the Butt of God

Readings: Exodus 33:12-23, Matthew 22:15-22 I used to think my dad was God. He was a Southern Baptist preacher and each Sunday I’d see him ascend onto the stage and take his place behind the pulpit. There he was – placed high above those of

Sunlight shining through leaf

Cultivating Awareness

To grasp God in all things — this is the sign of your new birth. (Meister Eckhart) Most individuals have found God most clearly in and through others. The Love of others is the Love of God Experienced in this life. (Wendy Wright) What if

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Limitless Glory

When I was a child, I had the misfortune – in many ways, although I loved my childhood and my home country – of growing up in a country where much of diversity did not exist. I’m from Somalia, where nearly all people are Somali,

Sunlight shining through leaf

Purchasing Bewilderment

Sell your cleverness and purchase bewilderment; Cleverness is mere opinion, bewilderment intuition. — Rumi God is bipolar. Rev. Dr. J. Henry Jurgens, a practicing psychiatrist and doctor of divinity at Yale University Divinity School, has diagnosed God almighty as suffering from the disorder that afflicts