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Holy Saturday: A season in Sheol

I can hardly imagine the shock God felt, squeezing infinite love and creativity into the vulnerability of a human infancy. I am equally at a loss trying to imagine what happened in God when Jesus died. If you take seriously … Continue reading

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Good Friday: Suffering With, on the Worst Day Ever

One of the most poignant and useless and common questions I hear people ask when they face into their Worst Day Ever is “Why?” Why did I get this cancer, why am I dying, or – worst of all – … Continue reading

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Between the calling and the blessing

If ever there was a week to hold the newsfeed in one hand and the Bible in the other, with your mind in your heart and your heart in God, this was it. Let’s see what the word of God … Continue reading

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Pray always. Don’t lose heart.

The story we heard from Genesis  a little bit ago is probably my favorite Jacob story, although that’s not saying much. Jacob is such a trickster, he’s just not my favorite guy in the bible. He does have some cool dreams; … Continue reading

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Blur and Cross the Thin Blue Line

“We call the police the thin blue line. Let it not be a line that divides us.” – Eric L. Adams, NY police officer and nytimes.com guest columnist Eric Adams describes his experience as an African American citizen and father … Continue reading

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A prayer of breaking, and entering

Holy God We make bold to call ourselves to your notice before we have a chance to ask for mercy. And yet, you meet us with grace before a word is on our lips. And so we come to your … Continue reading

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Invocation in the days of empire

O Holy God In this season when we are contemplating those who would lead us their gifts and their limits draw our eyes and our visions our minds and our thoughts our hearts and our love toward you. Like Hannah, … Continue reading

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Out of the mouths of babes …

Meditation for UNC Chapel World Communion Sunday October 4, 2015 When I was a kid sitting in church, my favorite thing was to find a puzzle in the Bible. Which usually meant trying to figure out the length of a … Continue reading

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Improv (for) life, listening for justice

Whether we are facing personal conflict in our relationships, or leaning into the harder conversations of our society – like those around racial injustice and sexual identity – many of us struggle to listen to what needs hearing and speaking … Continue reading

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