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Coldplay's Commentary on Grad School

As I was sitting in a campus coffee house enjoying some hot chocolate (because I can’t actually drink coffee), Coldplay’s Viva La Vida was played on the radio.   1,653 more words

God Faith And Such Things

According to the Old Testament plan

“’In Bethlehem in Judea,’ they replied, ‘for this is what the prophet has written:’”  Matthew 2:5.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading:  1 Samuel 17, Psalm 9, and Matthew 2. 351 more words


Is the Easter story actually quite horrific?

The Easter story gets to the very heart of what those zealous religious door-knockers are getting at when they tell you ‘Jesus died for your sins.’ 1,926 more words


Easter Sunday (or,Ta-Nehisi Coates, Miroslav Volf & NT Wright have a conversation about bodies)

We are back again. This time it’s very early, and the sun is rising. And the kindly looking bishop takes the pulpit.

“Our scripture reading for today comes from the gospel according to John: “Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. 611 more words


Holy Saturday, the day of waiting (or, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Miroslav Volf & NT Wright have a conversation about bodies)

Christ is dead in the tomb. Everything is suspended.The congregation is silent, sitting and mourning the death of Prince, a black youth murdered by a police officer (or all of us), and the death of Christ, murdered by jealous rivals (or all of us). 781 more words


Good Friday: The Day God Dies (or Ta-Nahesi Coates, Miroslav Volf & N.T. Wright have a conversation about bodies)

We are all gathered in a small chapel for our normal good Friday service, the candles are lit, the incense is ready, but then Ta-Nahesi Coates stands up in the middle of the service, faces the congregation, and begins to speak: … 433 more words

Social Justice

Immeasurably More

Immeasurably more.

That’s the promise that God has made to us.

We think we have great ideas, lofty visions, significant life plans. Dream big has become our mantra. 769 more words