Tag: Transformation

Waiting to Exhale

My assumption was that, during an asthma attack, the core issue is that you can’t breathe–hang with me–specifically that you can’t inhale. The airway constricts leaving the sufferer unable to breathe in the oxygen that is required to keep them, well, alive.

Five Things I Wish I’d Learned About Preaching Twenty Years Ago

I love preaching/teaching/sermonizing (or whatever the kids are calling it these days). I gave my first sermon as a seventeen-year-old, way back in 1998. That’s almost twenty years ago, and I can’t get my brain around that information as I type it. In the…

Rethinking Sin: What if our greatest sin is being less-than-human?

The symptoms (violence, greed, hate, etc.) of sin are painful, but until we focus on the root cause, healing can’t begin.

The Domino Effect: Why our understanding of God matters more than we know

There’s a tendency for humans to assume we have the unsoiled vantagepoint on God, and that our opinions are without bias or interpretation. Yet, we all see God through a lens, and too often that lens says more about us than it does about God.

Don’t Hold On: The Importance of Being Open to Change

We want the people, communities, and traditions we love to be static and unchanging, but in resisting change, we ultimately stunt the growth and transformation of these same people, communities, and traditions.

The Way We Believe, Part 4: What If I’m Wrong?

…the reality is that we are either moving forward, expanding, opening up, and growing, or we are becoming stagnant, contracting, closing off, and shrinking.

The Way We Believe, Part 2: Pencils and Sharpies

Are all the things we believe to be held with the same conviction or should we hold space for the possibility that they could change as we grow?

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