Archive for the 'Proclamation' Category

The Mighty Deeds of God

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

Below is the reflection I gave this evening at an evening prayer service I have been leading called Evensong. Read and be enlightened! ******* In the Psalm reading today the Psalmist proclaims these Words: Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation commends your works to […]

If Not Those Near Then Not Those Far Away

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

In reading commentary about the passages where Jesus states that no prophet dies outside Jerusalem, and that the religious leaders of his day are of the same ilk as those who killed the prophets in previous days, it struck me how dire is the problem of sin. Israel had every advantage, as they were called of […]

You Have to Be a Sinner

Monday, November 24th, 2014

If you want to be saved, you have to be a sinner. I realize that what I just said can be taken wrongly, but I imagine that a number people don’t get this rightly. Jesus really did come to save the sick and the sinners.

Great Grace for a Great Wreck

Monday, April 15th, 2013

My heart was made for a great God and has become a great wreck that can only be redeemed through a great act of grace by a good and great God! ******* I could also say the above in a present ongoing sense, “My heart was made for a great God and has become a […]

The Subversion of All Systems

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

While I have this moment of clarity, I thought I would proclaim that the Cross subverts all systems by which humanity attempts to secure divine favor, or bring peace and order to the world. This is an assertion that is particularly directed to religious types such as myself. The Cross subverts human systems, particularly religious […]

The Deepest Law of the Universe

Monday, February 18th, 2013

As I was praying for my pastor the other day an image came to mind of the Stone Tablets of Moses, which then led me to think of the Stone Table upon which Aslan (the Christ figure of Narnia) was sacrificed, and what occurred to me in this association of images is that the deepest […]

Dagger Heart

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

I see my heart full of daggers directed outward and ready to cut and pierce any who would dare draw near to hold it. And then I see Jesus drawing near, allowing himself to be cut and pierced as he embraces me. This is exactly what God did on the cross. As Isaiah says, “he […]

God’s Vulnerability

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

It is the fifth day of Christmas and I’ve been reading Brennan Manning’s The Ragamuffin Gospel, which inspired me to write the following riff about the vulnerability of God, a vulnerability manifested in the Cross. ******* There is a deep connection between the brutal marks engraved on the vulnerable and naked body of the Son […]

The Story of Everything

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

On First Things blog, “First Thougths” I was introduced to the following video… I wanted to share this on my blog as I think it smartly integrates good theology with a creative presentation.

Gas Station Proclamation

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

On the way to the store I passed a sign at a nearby gas station, a sign I often notice as it is the kind of sign that allows one to change the letters and thereby change its message at its owner’s whim. The owner of this sign is obviously a Christian as he often […]