Tuesday, December 5, 2017

When You Love

When you love, you don’t think about sacrifice.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Becoming More Deeply Aligned

Prayer is not
a way of escaping the
reality of the world
but of becoming more 
deeply aligned 
with it.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Nothing So Broken

The gospel means there is nothing so broken that it cannot be mended, for Christ is making all things new.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Prayer Over Politics

If it comes down to a choice between prayer and politics,
I’ve seen what both can do.
I will choose prayer.
Every time.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Embrace This Holiness

We are holy not by keeping a moral code 
but because God has chosen us in Christ through the Incarnation. 
It is by faith that we embrace this holiness.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

All in the Same Boat

Forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us
... for we are all in the same boat.

Monday, November 6, 2017

My Failures and My Successes

Sometimes my failures all gang up and fool me about who I am.
Sometimes my successes do, too.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Faith is Awakening to the Light

Christ is the True Light 
who gives light to everyone in the world. 
Faith is an awakening to the light of 
Christ within us.

Friday, October 27, 2017

The Mystery of the Gospel

Christ is the image of the invisible God,
in whom all the fullness of divinity dwells
in bodily form, and in whom we are made 
complete and become partakers
of the divine nature.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017

Whatever is True of Christ

The Incarnation means that whatever is true of Christ in his humanity is true of us in ours. But it also means that we partake of his divinity and become by grace what Christ is by nature.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

There is No Contest

When the brokenness of sin meets
the faithfulness of Christ?
No contest.

When the power of death meets
the life of Christ?
No contest.

Sin and death were doomed by the Incarnation,
when God became one with us.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Not Moralism but New Life

Christ did not come
to institute a new moralism
but to give us New Life.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Christ is God's Yes and Our Yes

Christ is not only God’s Yes to us,
He is also our Yes to God.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Beginning of Christian Theology

Christian theology does not begin
with philosophy or theological abstraction but
with the concrete revelation of God
in Jesus Christ through
the Holy Spirit.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Until All the World is Mended

Christ inhabits every broken story 
until all the world is mended.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Christ Our Only True Reality

Christ is our only true reality.
In Him we live and move and have our being,
and in Him all things hold together.
Everything that moves away from Him
moves towards nothing.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Christ is God’s Elect

Christ is God’s Elect who, by the Incarnation,
has become one with all of humanity.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

A Part of the Peace

Lord, keep me from being part of the strife
but make me a part of the peace. Amen.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

In the Middle of Your Mess

If you are seeking Christ,
you will find Him in the
middle of your mess
and at the bottom
of your ditch.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

If Ever There Was a Time

there was a time
when God hated anyone,
even for a moment,
it would be His undoing,
for God IS love.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Last Word is Love

God always gets the last word,
and it is a good word: Love.

Friday, July 7, 2017

If You Would See

If you would see
the kingdom of God,
forgive one another.

Monday, July 3, 2017

The Confession that Jesus is Lord

The confession that Jesus is Lord
is a form of anarchy,
for it means that
Caesar is not.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

What You Must Beware

Whatever it is for which you would be rewarded,
that you must beware.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Continually in the Presence

We live continually in the presence of Divine Love.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Not Even Death Can Stop It

The Resurrection of Christ means
that the love of God is truly unconditional,
for not even death can stop it.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Judgment of God Sets Us Free

The judgment of God does not come to condemn us
but to restore us. Not to enslave us
but to set us free.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

A More Christ-Like Theology

Funny thing.
The more I consider Christ,
the more my theology changes
in conformity to Him ...
and that seems to be
confusing for
some people.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

By Reason of His Incarnation

We are united with Christ
not by reason of our faith
but by reason of His

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Not a Broken Law but a Broken Relationship

Sin is not a broken law 
but a broken relationship ~ 
with God, with each other, with 
creation, even within our own
selves. Christ came to turn us 
back to God and each other, 
to restore all of creation 
and make us whole.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

God’s Fullness, Our Completeness

Discipleship is learning to live 
in the fullness of God and our 
completeness in Jesus Christ.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Learning to Live in Divine Fellowship

is learning to live
in the divine fellowship 
of Father, Son and 
Holy Spirit.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

In the Reality of King Jesus

Discipleship is learning to live
in the reality of King Jesus.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Summed Up in Christ

All humankind is summed up in Jesus Christ,
in whom God became one with us
~ even in all our brokenness.

Monday, April 3, 2017

The Truth About Who You Are

You are created in the image of God,
and there is nothing you can do that could ever change that.
It is the truth about who you are.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Without Limitation or Condition

The love, mercy and grace of God are with us always,
without limitation or condition.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

There is Only the Union

There is no ‘us’ and ‘them’ in Christ.
There is only the union of all things
in heaven and on earth.

God is One, God is Love

The love of God, 
wisdom of God, justice of God, 
holiness of God — these are all one.
For God is one, and God is love.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Repentance of Forgiveness

To forgive others requires repentance on our part.
On our own, we do not wish to forgive,
so we must turn our soul toward God,
who alone can work that
miracle in us.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Ability to Truly Forgive

The ability to truly forgive others is a miracle, a gift of God’s grace.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

True Repentance is a Gift

True repentance, the turning of the soul toward God, is a miracle, a gift of God’s grace.

Monday, March 13, 2017

The Lord Our Transfiguration

Lord, Your Transfiguration, my transfiguration.

“And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s Glory, 
are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing Glory.” 
(2 Corinthians 3:18)

Friday, March 10, 2017

Transformation by the Divine Fellowship

Salvation is not so much a matter of destination 
but of transformation by the divine fellowship 
of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Light of God

The light of God
does not come to condemn us
but to free us from
our darkness.