I recently stumbled across a TikTok which said, “Think of how different David’s life would have been if a certain woman would have been a bit more careful in guarding her modesty.” That is (those of you who don’t like cursing skip ahead) total fucking bullshit. Quick recap on Bathsheba for those of you whoContinue reading “Bathsheba, the Widow”
Recently my church celebrated confirmation Sunday. This is the Sunday where the confirmands (who are usually 12-13 years old) profess their faith and become full members of the congregation. It is a culmination of one year’s worth of study, mentorship, and discussions. The fruit of those discussions are complied into an affirmation of faith thatContinue reading “A Youthful Affirmation of Faith”
Short answer: everything Easter is God’s ultimate redemption. We say, “Christ is risen. He is risen indeed.” We sing, “Death where is thy victory, grave where is thy sting?” As K.J. Ramsey recently posted, “God hangs on the hard wood of humanity’s hatred and death becomes a door.” I see this so clearly in theContinue reading “What Can Widows Teach us About Easter?”
The Lord says—who makes a way in the sea and a path in the mighty waters, who brings out chariot and horse, army and battalion; they will lie down together and will not rise; they will be extinguished, extinguished like a wick. Don’t remember the prior things; don’t ponder ancient history. Look! I’m doing a new thing; now it sprouts up; don’t you recognize it?I’m makingContinue reading “I Wonder, Isaiah 43:16-21”
This is the parable of the prodigal son aka one of the most famous passages in all of scripture. If you were raised in a churchy context I’m sure you have known this parable your whole life, acted it out in Sunday School, discussed it at a bible study, etc, etc. But I think theContinue reading “I Wonder, Luke 15: 11-32”
You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you;I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you,in a dry and parched land where there is no water. 2 I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.3 Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.4 I will praise you as long as IContinue reading “I Wonder, Psalm 63:1-8”
Quick note, the official verses are Genesis 15: 1-12 and 17-18 but verses 13-16 gave me a LOT to wonder about and it’s my blog so I included them 🙂 “After these events, the Lord’s word came to Abram in a vision, “Don’t be afraid, Abram. I am your protector. Your reward will be very great.”Continue reading “I Wonder, Genesis 15: 1-18”
We have entered the season of lent aka that sad time in the church year. But Lent is more than just a sad time, it’s a time of preparation a time when we remember Jesus’ life-especially the days leading up to his death. It can be a wonderful time of renewal, a time when weContinue reading “I Wonder: Luke 4:1-13”
Recently I was able to see the musical Hadestown. Ok, to be more specific I went to see Hadestown on a Saturday as part of my Broadway Philadelphia subscription and then I got rush tickets and went again on Wednesday. I listened to the full soundtrack at least 8 times between Saturday and Wednesday’s showContinue reading “Way down, Hadestown”
At my church, like at many others, the youngest children are dismissed partway through the service for a time of worship and exploration of the word that is specifically designed for little minds. One of the things I love about the way it is done at my church (we use Young Children and Worship developedContinue reading “I Wonder”
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