Monthly Archives: August 2012

A Safe Place to Practice

This post previously appeared here.  But now that I have my own blog, I wanted a version right here. In sports, in music, in art, in science, we practice, practice, practice.  Yet, in our effort to master the art of living in the way of Jesus, we somehow lose sight of the need for practice. […]

Call to Clean up Messes

I am part of a faith tradition (the Reformed Church in America) that embraces liturgy.  Although we officially encourage freedom within that liturgical framework, we also believe that worship should take a certain form.  That form includes a time of “Confession and Assurance.”  In a typical worship order, you might find this series of elements: […]

Holding the Tension

Over the last few weeks, the news headlines have provided a striking contrast. On one hand, we have seen the terribly deep darkness of humanity on display — first, with the Colorado Theater Shooting and second, with the Wisconsin Sikh Temple shooting. On the other hand, we have seen the absolute glory of human beings […]