A creed review.

We finished the creed. The creed is the black lines of a child’s coloring book, waiting for crayons to color in the spaces, to give life. The creed is the “Lord I believe”, waiting desperately for the answer to “Help my unbelief.” The creed is the recalibration of the navigation system to remember where north […]

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death and life

It was a gift, actually. Death is an expiration date for brutality. Once Adam and Eve knew they could defy God, it would do no good for them to live forever in bodies. Breaking the tab on the back that said “trained service technicians only” meant the created was trying to act as the creator. […]

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the resurrection of the body

Ted was 93. People who knew him for 40 years, 60 years, 20 years, talked about him. About his compassion, his encouragement, his hospitality. His leadership, his diligence, his career. His faith. We gathered for an hour and more. There were two hundred and fifty of us. Much of my professional life was in that room, a […]

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I believe in the forgiveness of sins.

As I sat down to write about the next part of the creed, I realized that I have talked about sin and forgiveness of sin a lot. I wrote about Jesus and a sinner, a woman from a different culture and life than Jesus. I wrote about the hard work of repenting, the process of […]

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I’m tired of long sentences and parentheses about church

(part of the Creed series) Every time I say “church”, I feel like I have to explain. By church, I never mean “church service” or “worship service” or “worship gathering” or “Sunday morning service” or even Saturday evening service. Those events are important. They allow us to listen, to sing together louder than we can […]

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