December 7th 1941. November 22nd 1963. September 11th 2001. What was it about these days that caused them to completely alter the way we understand our world?
…the place to examine the interplay between truths universal and aspirational is right here in church…
I took a deep breath, closed my eyes, and leaned into the falling water.
Jericho Road, is a dangerous road. It is also a compassionate road.
It is a road that can lead to violent death and it is a road that can lead to healing.
It all depends on who is traveling on that road.
Love and mystery must be at the core of religion. If it is not, it is perilously easy for religion to become a tool of power.
Strip away all the trappings of human society, and you are left with an inevitable question: Am I alone?
I turned and looked directly into the boy’s face. The laughing and trash-talking paused for a moment.
You cannot tell religion in some language that is not really the first language of the people.
When you hear these things, you recognize in them a kind of vitality, a truth that makes it seems like you have known them all along.
Jesus came into our world with the gift of forgiveness and left behind the gift of peace.