Redeeming the Bones: A Ritual of Participation

(from Theology from Exile Volume II, The Year of Matthew: Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary for an Emerging Christianity http://www.amazon.com/dp/1491077328)

Text for the Fifth Sunday in Lent: Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:6-11; John 11:1-45

Dem bones …

Body of Christ, Body of Life

Text: Isaiah 6:1-8; Romans 8:5-25; Mark 4:3-8; John 3:1-17

The church sign can be easily read by anyone driving by: “You can’t be a devoted follower of Jesus unless you are part of a local church.” Does the church that …

Food for Thought: February 2 – The Presentation of the Lord

[Excerpt from Theology of Exile Volume I: The Year of Luke]

Malachi 3:1-4; Psalm 84 or Psalm 24:7-10; Hebrews 2:14-18; Luke 2:22-40

In the midst of the liturgical progression from Epiphany to Lent, tradition calls the church back to …

Guns, Fear, and Power

Matthew 6:28-34

 Freddy won’t put down his pistol; He likes the way it feels; He likes the power that it gives him; Power that feels real. He likes to look down at his hand and feel the cold blue steel.