Incarnation

The Lights Are Flickering – What’s A Church to Do?

Power went out at our house Friday night. We were not alone. Thousands lost power. Some are still waiting on electric companies to turn the lights back on.

Friday afternoon we suffered another loss. The power went out. There is no more waiting for her. The power that raised … Continue reading

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Tragedy Without Sirens

Déjà vu. One more time we listened as at least one meteorologist said, “This is setting up like the May 3rd tornado.” In our area, May 3rd is like 9/11 is like April 19 is now like May 20.

Our senses heighten when the crisis includes more … Continue reading

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Not Just Tornadoes and Drought – Earthquakes Too

The Oklahoma Geological Observatory reported more than forty earthquakes in the past seven days (to May 12, 2013). Who knew?! Many of these ground-breaking events go unnoticed, except at the point of origin.

We are in tornado season here in flyover country. When these storms fire up my coastal … Continue reading

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Lepers, Jesus, and Material Reality Or, for The Chairman of the Board

Jesus lived in a material world. His way challenged the “as is” structures of the day. Traveling those ancient roads Jesus encountered damaged life and those who inhabited damaged life described in the Gospels as, “they brought their sick to be healed.”

Christian vocabularies among various Evangelical groups tend … Continue reading

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Christmas As Therapy for the Church

Would Christian churches cancel services on Easter Sunday? Are you kidding? That would be akin to the United States canceling Independence Day celebrations. Question many Christians’ celebration of those two events and said group would “Occupy” in a way that would make the Arab Spring merely a blip on … Continue reading

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