Fifteen years ago, I taught a course on spiritual formation at a beautiful Christian college. The term “spiritual formation” generally refers to the process by which the Holy Spirit makes us more like Jesus, but in the context of church history or current practice it usually focuses on a few distinct practices; things like solitude,
Last Friday was a significant day for our family: we moved. If you yourself have ever moved, you know that Moving Day is like running through the tape of the finish line, only to discover that they have placed another finish line about a mile down the road. Everything you own is in a box.
You will probably find that this is a common theme in my posts: Jesus calls us to rest. That’s it. Because I don’t know about you, but I struggle to apply this to my life. How do I rest? Is he just talking about my salvation? No? Okay, then how do I live in this
One of Martin Luther’s greatest contributions to Christian life–in my humble opinion–was his view of work. He, a monk, came to realize that his vocation was no more holy than that of the local bartender or seamstress. Perhaps is most famous statement on work is that God doesn’t need our work–but our neighbor does. In other
She went early, while it was still dark- on a morning like this. John 20 provides the details. She went to the tomb–she who had stood beside his mother at the crucifixion, who had been there when they buried him–now she comes in the early morning to annoint his body. But he is not there. She
Tommorrow is Maundy Thursday, which sounds ancient and mysterious. In many ways, it stands at the divide between the Cross and the rest of time–the entrance into a moment toward which all of history had pointed, a moment that would be referenced by every moment to come. “Maundy” is the old word for mandate. On