When I was in seminary, I often traveled long distances by bus. Greyhound used to have a $59 ticket to anywhere in North America.…
Tag: Gospel of John
Joy Is a Verb
I’m not going to lie - finding joy during 2020 was difficult for me. I suspect many of you may have found that challenging…
Epiphany: A Kaleidoscope of Mercy
We have traveled (less this year than others) through the days of Christmas feasting, arriving like the Magi at Epiphany. This is a blessing…
Make a Path for God’s Comfort to Arrive
“Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her…
Vicarious Faith in Community
A few years ago, I ran into a friend who was going through some tough family times. I asked him if there was anything…
Fruitfulness through Faithfulness
I have found Psalm 1 to be a guiding principle in my life and ministry; it speaks to my theology and character as a…
Edgar Bazan ~ Fishing through the Disappointment of Empty Nets
You and I have fished in those same waters, haven’t we? When we put everything into a marriage to make it wonderful, but in the end, our net came back empty. When we invested blood, sweat, and time into a job, but the company downsized and our net came back empty. Our moment of “fishing” happens when we are trying our best to make a living, raise a family, and do good. But just like the disciples, our nets come back empty.
Jackson Lashier ~ Seeing God’s Glory at a Feast
According to John’s Gospel, the first miracle Jesus performs in his public ministry is to turn water into wine at a wedding. John’s Gospel calls the miracles “signs” because through them we see the glory of God. This sign meant seeing God’s glory at a feast – a wedding banquet.
Shalom Liddick ~ Your Brother’s Keeper, Sister’s Keeper: Intercessory Prayer
When you make resolutions about your life , remember: you are your brother’s keeper; you are your sister’s keeper. You’re a watchman. And where God has placed you, God has placed you on purpose. Watchmen stand in the middle to communicate, to see, to defend. An intercessor stands in the middle on behalf of somebody else.
Cole Bodkin ~ Trading Your Resolutions for Jesus’ Questions
“What if you do something different this New Year? Instead of setting goals for yourself with your own questions, what if you sit with Jesus’ questions, look at yourself long and hard in the mirror, and allow his questions to shape and guide you into this next year? What if you trade your resolutions for Jesus’ questions?”