My amazing wife is giving me the greatest gift I can think of for my 40th birthday: the chance to share the beauty and joy of dancing and swaying, eating and […]
SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTERTIDE | Acts 16:9-15; John 14:23-29; 5:1-9 Are You Open? by Jeremy Berg Most of us have seen Warren Sallman’s famous painting Christ at Heart’s Door based […]
How can such beauty come out of a situation so ugly? How can grace withstand such a tidal wave of heartlessness? How can love flow so freely between these river banks of betrayal?
Sitting around that table the hidden face of God suddenly becomes visible. The stranger becomes a dear friend. The empty hole in our heart is suddenly filled. The darkness is vanquished by piercing light. Hope is resurrected to dance a jig on the corpse of Despair. At that table the lump in our throat is replaced by an irresistible burning in our heart.
FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER| Acts 9:36-43 Garage Sale Theology by Jeremy Berg Spring time in the upper midwest brings many good things back from the icy clutches of winter—including garage […]
Rachel Held Evans died on Saturday at the age of 37, leaving behind her husband and a 1 and 3 year old. Life is precious and fragile indeed. Never heard […]
Several years back I was raking leaves in the late autumn sun while Keri pruned a rose bush. When I reached down to grab a big pile of leaves to […]
Woke up to some sad news today. Rachel and I began blogging around the same time (back when I was chasing web traffic). She became famous, and I’m still writing […]
Are original, spontaneous prayers the only prayers that come “from the heart”? Why do many Christians look down upon recited or written prayers as inferior? In a recent sermon I […]