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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Don’t Skip to Salvation: A Lenten Warning

I picked up a Lenten Bible study off the couch yesterday and opened it up. "We are but dust, but we have a Savior!" That was the first line of the thing. I read a bit more and didn't think much about it. This morning, on Ash Wednesday, we read Jesus' teachings in Matthew 6,…

Sin and the Man Born Blind

Sin. Man, that is a nasty looking word. I could barely type it before loads of baggage started tumbling out from my past. We often think of sin as performing morally evil actions, such as lying or taking that extra cookie from the jar without our grandmother noticing (though I just learned the other day that…

Christian Perfection

I recently read a blog entry by Rachel Held Evans on the woman caught in adultery. Read it. It is good. But it got me thinking: Jesus told the woman to "sin no more." Did he say that with the hopes that she might actually avoid sin for the remainder of her earthly life? I am…