What do you hear when I speak of you? I express, I share. [Silence] Have you read my words about you? I construct, I craft. [Empty] Do my words have any meaning for you? I speak, I write. [Nothing] Does my theology mean anything to you? I research, I study. [Absence] What does it mean … Continue reading Theological Failure
O Lord, God of my salvation, I cry out day and night before you. Let my prayer come before you; incline your ear to my cry!For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near to Sheol. I am counted among those who go down to the pit; I am a man who has no strength,like one set loose among the dead, like the slain that … Continue reading A Reflection on Psalm 88: The Psalm of Depression
It's hard not to be in awe of the remarkable changes taking place across our world. Every day we seem to encounter new and exciting changes across science, technology, and society. What's new today is old tomorrow, and global movements---from finance to culture---immerse us in a dizzying array of both uncertainty and excitement. There's little … Continue reading From Liquid to Liminality: Bauman and the Liquid World
That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea.2 And great crowds gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat down. And the whole crowd stood on the beach. And he told them many things in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the … Continue reading A Reflection on Matthew 13 (The Sower)
Love is the active concern for the life and growth of that which we love. [i]Eric Fromm, The Art of Loving Did I understand love before I knew you? Love, I don't believe I fully understood it until I saw you. In fact, I know I didn't. I couldn't fully see it in all its … Continue reading For Ava. Thoughts on Parental Love, Liminality, and God.