Tag Archives: Courage

TMI

There was a period of time, when my kids were young, when a good number of people I’ve never met knew more about my kids than many of my close friends. These people knew a little about me, too, that … Continue reading

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The Courage of Faith, and Doubt

Reading – from “Faith and Doubt” in Paul Tillich’s Dynamics of Faith An act of faith is an act of a finite being who is grasped by and turned to the infinite. It is a finite act with all the … Continue reading

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Courageous Love

In my life, the earliest example I remember of what I would call courageous love was from Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen. Archbishop Hunthausen was the Archbishop of Seattle from when I was born until I was 15. Since I grew up, … Continue reading

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Eyes to See, Ears to Hear

Listen to this sermon here. Story – The Beggar and the Box from Eckhart Tolle Sermon That story is one of my favorites, I’ve told it a few times here. In this season where we are making lists of all … Continue reading

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Expectations, and Resistance

There are things I wish I didn’t expect.  Like, this not being the last time that news of a heavily-armed man taking aim at a vulnerable group of people, injuring many, killing a few, breaks through an otherwise joy-filled day … Continue reading

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Right and Risk in the Big Top – Candidating Sermon 1, Nov 8, 2015.

Listen to this sermon here. Right and Risk in the Big Top You might have heard it said that there are no atheists in foxholes. It’s an incredibly simplistic and somewhat insulting way of speaking to the experience of coming face … Continue reading

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God Revised

Several years ago, I was sitting at the desk in the Chaplain’s office at the Denver Women’s Prison, waiting for one of the inmates, and I could hear my own breathing.  It was heavy, and quick, which was not at … Continue reading

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