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This was originally posted at EpinoiaCafe.com. Lately, we’ve been spending some time at the park downtown. One day, I walked around with R for a while with cookies to share. On another, we were spreading the word about an emergency shelter, because it was to be very cold that night. Most recently, it’s been showing [...]
One night recently, I woke up four or five times with anxiety, and I did some combination of meditation and prayer each time. The anxiety began to lift by morning. I am so grateful that, instead of being alone on my zafu (meditation cushion), I am in the loving arms of my Brother. It makes it easier to remember that everything is, in fact, just fine. Just as sparrow is fed and the lilies in the field are clothed, I have all I need.
This was originally posted at EpinoiaCafe.com Dear Brian McLaren, I woke up this glorious inaugural morning–when he-who-must-not-be-named is leaving the white house, and a man who is beloved, who offers hope and change, takes his place–I woke up to your invitation to the Mobilization to End Poverty. And I was sad. I opened the email [...]
...So I got to be a little less sanctimonious about being a freethinker. That was an improvement. A little healthy remorse.
On the Emergent Village weblog today, we get a taste of what emerging Christians in Broward County, Florida are doing. One of the members left a “mega-church” to start a church community. I clicked over, and was really excited by what I found. I wished y’all were here so I could say “Look!” And I [...]
This was originally posted at EpinoiaCafe.com. I never lied to my kids about Santa. They asked me if Santa was real, and I said Yes! They asked who he was, and I said he was a pretend guy, an idea that inspires us to be kind and generous and give people presents on Christmas. Those [...]
This was originally posted at EpinoiaCafe.com Emergent Christianity is amazing and wonderful–it allowed me to come in. I was a non-Christian for my whole life, doing my best to follow God without Jesus’ help. Why? Because Christianity appeared completely insane. (I won’t specify… I assume you know what I mean by “insane.”) So I’m a [...]
This was originally posted at EpinoiaCafe.com In Tony Jones’ blog on BeliefNet, he posted a video of famous atheist Penn Gillette talking about being given a bible by a Christian man. Penn says the guy was really nice, and twice mentions that he looked him “right in the eyes.” He has a lot of respect [...]
This was originally posted at EpinoiaCafe.com. I should confess right off the bat that it was something of a vision. For months now, maybe a few years, I’ve been drawn to this bridge downtown. You know, the Washington-Jefferson bridge? Well… drawn is a euphemism. I’ve felt called. I’m embarrassed to say so, but there it [...]
Have you heard about Twitter of Faith? If you’re on Twitter, you are invited to post your statement of faith in 136 characters or less (140 minus the four needed to tag it #TOF). It’s a fun project. Interesting, too. I settled on one, but I think I could something very different, and it would [...]
This was originally posted at EpinoiaCafe.com The Onion today has an opinion piece: I’m not one of those ‘Love thy Neighbor’ Christians that is an absolute riot. If I were as funny as they are, I’d write it up sarcastically, but… I just can’t. I’m here to tell you there are lots of Christians who [...]
This was originally posted at EpinoiaCafe.com I’ve been looking for a church I can stand. It’s been a long time since I set foot in a church. But Jesus has been tugging at my heart, so to speak, for quite a while. I couldn’t resist anymore, so off we went. And wow, did it ever [...]