Saints, Heroes, and a Higher Power

Saints are not heroes.  But that hasn’t prevented us from talking and thinking about saints in terms more appropriate to heroes.  And our tendency to portray saints as spiritual heroes has not been especially helpful to us as we try to get our heads and hearts around walking the Way with Jesus. Since we are…

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Who Is God to You and What Is That Doing to Your Neighbor?

Click Here to Listen to Audio Jesus tells a parable contrasting a Pharisee with a tax collector.  If you know Jesus at all, you realize that this isn’t going to involve a flattering portrayal of the Pharisee.   Just in case you’re not paying careful attention, Luke leaves nothing to chance.  He says, “Jesus told…

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Playful God, Playful Church

Click Here for the Audio See if you can remember when and where you first heard these phrases:  “Ready or not, here I come.” “You’re it!” “Red Rover, Red Rover, send Boudreaux right over.” “Come out, come out, wherever you are!” Many of us first heard these phrases as children.  We were playing outside.  Kick…

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