Empathy Isn’t Theology

"The Struggle is Real" Is Not Theology

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When confronted with a clash between what one believes and what one feels experientially, it is increasingly common to hear someone respond, “I use to believe that, until I met a…”, “Why don’t you get to know a…before you…,“ or, “We don’t have any right to say that if we haven’t walked in their shoes.” Such […]

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 149

Featuring Prince, Advocacy Groups, and the Fragility of Life

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Here’s what’s on my mind this morning: return This weekend event at church celebrates its five-year anniversary. It’s hard for me to believe it’s been that long. At another level, it feels like it’s been 20 years. Not 50. 20…enough to feel like we are more mature as a church than we are. This week, […]

Easter Weekend Meditation – 7 Stanzas for Easter

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As we head into this weekend, reflect on these words from John Updike. His Seven Stanzas for Easter is a classic. Let’s not rob Easter of its magnificence. Make no mistake: if he rose at all It was as His body; If the cell’s dissolution did not reverse, the molecule reknit, The amino acids rekindle, […]