The Blueprint For Everything

So I just finished Cynthia Bourgeault's book, The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Bourgealt's teaching is one of those profound truths that, when encountered, pulls the student simultaneously backwards in lament for not having seen it before and forward into the endless possibilities of the truth lived out…

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εὔσπλαγχνος- Lost in translation

In this week's readings, we find ourselves in Ephesians 4, listening to Paul's encouragement in "Christian Living" (as the inspired sub-heading tells us.) As we are discussing the finer theological merits of the passage, one person speaks out and asks, "What does that word 'tenderhearted' mean in the Greek?" 32 and be kind to one another,…

Giving Thanks in the Land

The OT lesson for Thanksgiving Day this year is from Deuteronomy 26: 1-11. Before you write this off as another boring, dusty, irrelevant text, take a brief moment to read it here. In a season where my tradition has alienated almost everyone, I am especially reminded of the biblical mandate for welcoming, caring for, and loving…