What do you do when God leaves you hanging?

“From noon on, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. 46And about three o’clock Jesus cried with a loud voice, ‘Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?’ that is, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’” | Matthew 27.45-46, NRSV “Has anyone seen God?”  Jill M. Hudson writes in Congregational Trauma: caring, coping and […]

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Hitching a ride to Calvary: Going Jesus’ way?

“Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.  For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.  For what will it profit them if they […]

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Where do I plant my feet when the ground is shaky?

“Therefore, brothers and sisters, holy partners in a heavenly calling, consider that Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, 2was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses also “was faithful in all God’s house.” 3Yet Jesus is worthy of more glory than Moses, just as the builder of a house […]

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I give up American politics for Lent or maybe longer

I don’t want to hear another campaign speech or debate, not another promise or plan.  I don’t want to hear about the issues that Americans are most concerned about.  I don’t want to know how much money they have raised.  I don’t want to know which states they carried or of those who need to […]

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