When Skies Preach

Immensity been here before you will be here after you distant yet seen consistent and unchanging here for all to see will you shine like me say amen to the words we sing words that have inspired countless bards and holy schemes when skies preach the cosmic choir sings when skies preach angels spit fire…

A Review-Reflection on Brian McLaren’s new book Naked Spirituality: A Life With God In 12 Simple Words

I am currently reading Brian McLaren’s latest book Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in 12 Simple Words. I’ve had three weeks to read it finding myself reading only a couple of chapters so far. I am encouraged by the direction that Brian has taken with this recent work. I’ve noticed a progression with Brian’s…

Readings

I have been reading and reflecting on a couple of things. 1. Just received a copy of The Teaching of the 12 by Tony Jones. This should be a great conversation partner with the missional community I am a part of, Mission House. 2. People of the Spirit by Graham Twelftree. An illuminating text on…

If I could pray to Saint Martin…Saturday Petition

St. Martin, Patron Saint of earth-shattering justice, peace, and love what do you think about all those monuments, streets, boulevards, parades, and highways named in your honor? How would you like to be honored? I offer this petition to you while reflecting on one of the seven woes given by Jesus to the Pharisees in the way…

Lectio Divina: Luke 4:18-21

  Meditation.  Initial thoughts: Jesus is hopeful.  I am too cynical.  Lord deliver me from this overly-cynical body of death! In reflecting on this passage I realized where my postmodern sensibilities stop. I believe one of the most dangerous temptations of living in a postmodern age, believe it or not, is not moral relativism (a danger to…