The Solid Rock of…..Wait, Really?

(Orthodox Icon of Saint Luke) So…Luke 6. Sometimes I don’t know if I get how truly extreme Jesus’ was. This stuff he says is not "nice." It's not nice teaching that builds a nice church with nice wall decals that say nice things. These things he’s saying...they are are keep-you-up-at-night things. Literally, I have lost... Continue Reading →

Encounter

Let me say that humans are so strange.  I know this because I’ve been one my whole life and I’ve lived with them my whole life.  Even this week, I looked at my husband, who I really truly adore, and he looked at me, who obviously he adores, and  we both thought – “huh?”  He... Continue Reading →

Strong Meat

(I wrote this essay a few years ago on a different blog, but I came across it today and it seemed apt) I read an article by Cathleen Falsani in Sojourners earlier this year that talked about grace.  She herself had read an article in a 1970's Playboy interviewing Jimmy Carter when he was running for office.... Continue Reading →

Bodies Touching

"And a great crowd followed him and thronged about him. And there was a woman who had had a flow of blood for twelve years and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse. She had heard the reports about Jesus,... Continue Reading →

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