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The Way Out is Through

We have been worshipping online for ten weeks today. That’s two-and-a-half months. In the grand scheme of things, that doesn’t seem like a long time. But… In the last two-and-a-half months, I have learned how to make a podcast, and how to hold meetings and Bible studies and worship over Zoom, and that Zoom is a less-than-perfectly-safe place to hold worship, and how to lead worship over video. Among other things. And we’ve learned how to do many of those things together. We have failed and we have triumphed together. And we’re still learning how to do those things…

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The Economy Was Made for Humanity

The Pharisees walked up to Jesus and asked him, “Do you not see what your disciples are doing? Why are they doing something that is against the law on the sabbath?…

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Curating and Gatekeeping

Last summer, my book Radical Charity: How Generosity Can Save the World (And the Church) was published by Cascade Books. Some time in early December, I started seeing lists of the best books of 2019, like these from The New Yorker, Buzzfeed, Goodreads, and Publishers Weekly. And Radical Charity wasn’t on any of them. Of course, I didn’t…

Follow Me

They grow up so fast, don’t they?  It seems like only a few days ago that we were waiting in holy anticipation for God to come into the world; a baby in a manger, hungry and thirsty and naked, weak and in danger and in desperate need of someone…

Shepherds

Tonight is Christmas Eve, today is the last day of Advent, the season when we look forward to God coming into the world: long ago, as a baby, among a dispossessed people in an occupied land and on a day no one knows, in triumph and glory, to usher…

Love

Today is the fourth Sunday of Advent, the season when we look forward to God coming into the world: long ago, as a baby, among a dispossessed people in an occupied land and on a day no one knows, in triumph and glory, to usher in the kingdom of…

The President Should Be a Good Steward. Donald Trump Isn’t One.

In all of the commotion about impeachment and an impending Senate trial, a story flew under the radar. President Trump recently paid $2 million in damages for misusing charitable money. That $2 million is going to eight charities. In addition, the Trump Foundation is dissolving (it’s $1.7 million in…

Peace

Today is the second Sunday of Advent, the season when we look forward to God coming into the world: long ago, as a baby, among a dispossessed people in an occupied land and on a day no one knows, in triumph and glory, to usher in the kingdom of God. Today…