Good God

Is there enough good for all of us?

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The Gift of Losing Control

Manning the gates against children.

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Scandal

The real threat that Jesus exposes in this text is the hidden envy brewing in the disciples’ hearts.

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Child in the Middle

…of danger.

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Who Do You Say That I Am?

Too far for comfort.

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The Smell of Grace

A wink of the eye.

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Meditations on (Un) Cleanliness

Undermining Jesus’s call to love.

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The Stranger, Revealed

We too are blind.

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Bearing Witness to Goodness

Table waiters to all creation.

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Induction to Reality

Remembering the body of Christ for a hurting world.

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Liturgy of Life

Taken, blessed, broken, given, spoken.

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Among So Many

Eucharistic abundance in the Meal from Below.

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Come Away

Risking vulnerability through boundaries.

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Pawn of Desire

A young seductress or victim?

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Vulnerability and Authority

Rebirth of mission.

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Riding the Waves of the City

Rattlesnakes, Chicago, fear, and faith.

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Sit Back and Relax Into Grace

That pesky mustard seed.

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Dismantling and Re-framing Family

A new frame for the family portrait.

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The Paraclete Comes to Guatemala City

Tragedy in the Street Psalms community.

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Sent How?

Is Matthew 28:19-20 the “Great Commission? Is it the text that should guide how we understand God’s mission? Could it be that the near canonization of the term has actually caused damage to our understanding of the Christian mission?

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Make Yourselves At Home

…because you already are…

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Intimacy

Making eye contact with Jesus.

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The Kiss of God

When it comes to life’s deepest mysteries, experience trumps explanation every time!

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Easter: My Redeemer Lives!

Easter becomes for us an opportunity for heightened awareness of the great gift of living truth that has been bestowed upon us.

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Holy Saturday: “As Secure as You Know How”

How often I find myself living like the Pharisees, not able to rest in the holy silence of Saturday, not allowing it to simply be what it is.

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Good Friday – God With Us, Alone

I have loved ones in hard places, and the hardest place of all may be the place of abandonment.

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Maundy Thursday – Flesh and Fluids

Mingling…

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Coming Home

The complicated triumph of coming home to self.

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The Sweetness of Death

“… if it dies, it produces many seeds.” Jesus utters these words in anticipation of his own death – and Sugar’s.

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The Lightest Touch, The Touch of Light

The day my father changed everything.

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Temple Cleansing or Temple Closing?

He creates a new temple in its place – an abode of mercy that is himself. This is the heart of the Gospel!

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Suffering and Love

We didn’t know what Love would entail.

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Bread, Temple, and Crown: a Lenten Invitation

Traveling with courage.

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A Dazzling Secret

Dangerous glory.

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Don’t Tell

Too soon to blow the cover?

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Astonishing Authority

“I have the power to kill.”

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Leaving Our Nets

Perhaps a more revealing question than “what does Jesus see in them?” is “what do they see in this Jesus?”

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Holy Everything

The sacred is hidden inside the profane, wanting to be discovered!

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Baptismal Blessing

Perhaps the greatest of all the miracles is not that God loves us, but that God actually likes us.

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The Word Without A Word

We too live in unstilled worlds. Unto us a child has been born, inarticulate, unable to speak a word – the Word.

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To Hope and To Wait

In the Spanish language the verb esperar means both “to hope” and “to wait.” It is a beautiful Advent verb.

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Let It Be

She reminds us that transformation is not something that we can either will or work into existence – ever.

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Advent Hope

Dangerous divine leveling.

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BEEP BEEP BEEP Arggg

In Mark we get a smelly guy yelling – dressed like a nutcase. Right from the opening verses. “Repent!” Literally, “get a different mind!” Wake up!

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Awake For What?

How much and how many can we care about before our hearts grow sleepy?

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