Now What?, or Post-Easter Blues?

The day after Easter Sunday sometimes feels like one of those “Now what?” moments. It’s similar to that possible let-down feeling the day after Christmas. All the celebration and joy and yada yada was great; but now what do we do?

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Non-dualistic: Becoming “Non” for Lent | Week 2

We have grown so accustomed to viewing ourselves, our beliefs, and our world as a struggle between extremes that it’s difficult to pry ourselves away from that for one week of Lent to become non-dualistic. But if we manage such a colossal feat, we may be surprised with what we discover.

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What Does It Mean to Become “Non” for Lent?

This 6-week journey of "Becoming 'Non' for Lent" is something I've chosen to do for two reasons: It can be replicated at any time during the year, and be revisited with different "nons" each Lent; For Jesus-followers and others alike, we need space and time to...

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Embracing Our Stories

Our stories are part of us. They've been part of the human project for all of our shared memory. A man and a woman, a tree and an apple, at the beginning of human history. Or an earth-diving bird who plunges from the great beyond to the depths of the sea, disturbing...

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Practicing Resurrection Subversively

How easily we forget. If resurrection is both a reality and a metaphor for how we view the world, then we should be about practicing resurrection in creative ways all the time. Enter stage right: Wendell Berry. Wendell Berry is a novelist, poet, farmer, activist, and...

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Bonhoeffer on Stupidity and Independence

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a Lutheran minister, theologian, and philosopher who resisted the rise of the Nazi regime. He actually used the governmental post he was offered as a cover for subverting Hitler. This got him arrested. He was executed just a few months before the end of World War II.

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Clearing Space

For about a month I've been clearing space: mentally, emotionally, and likely in some ways I'm still not aware of. For the seasons of Advent and Christmas I decided to unplug from a few things in order to make room for something new. I'm not sure if the new has yet...

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