We have turned our eyes to carefully track the steps of Jesus all week. We watched as the crowd cheered and gawked at his ironic, and somehow still triumphant entrance in to the city. The crowd shouted “Hosanna! Save us!” and we too, echo their cry in our own ways every day, “Jesus, save us…” […]Read More None of this went as planned
When my daughter was born, I used to wrap her tightly to my body using a long strip of fabric. Wearing her helped me get things done throughout the day – whether household or work outside the home. I would wear her while doing laundry. I would wear her while washing dishes. I would wear […]Read More Held
“Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came.” […]Read More Brother Thomas
When Ben and I first drove up to Milwaukee from West Virginia six years ago, we missed one tiny split on the highway around Chicago – it was one small lane change. Unfamiliar with the landscape of the midwest, we drove for an hour before we realized we were getting deeper and deeper into rural […]Read More Deconstruct:Reconstruct – The Summum Bonum
One of my favorite Christmas carols of all time is “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.” It’s beautiful, almost haunting at times as the song weaves the cosmic weight of the holiday with the traditional occurrences of celebration. “Then pealed the bells more loud and deep God is not dead nor doth He sleep […]Read More I Heard the Bells (an introduction to why I want you to join me in re-thinking the way we celebrate Christmas)
This post is the second in a series discussing the book Dangerous Presence: Following Jesus Into the City by Jason Butler. You can read more about or purchase the book here. What About Bob? Butler begins his second chapter by introducing readers to his friend Bob. “[Bob is] older than most of my friends. At seventy-five, […]Read More Dangerous Presence – What About Bob?