“Perhaps the sacrament of communion is a reminder that our suffering Savior will always be a hard pill to swallow. A crucified God was and is a foolish notion; a sharp rock upon which the world stubs its toe.”

Why we (still) struggle with the crucifixion

In the past, I’ve often mocked the disciples for not anticipating (and for not understanding the reason or the necessity of) their Lord’s crucifixion. We are told that Jesus predicted his death on multiple occasions, and…
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When you love you should not say, “God is in my heart,” but rather, “I am in the heart of God.”

A love that crowns & crucifies

This week, I wanted to share one of my favorite pieces of prose on love, whose author, Kahlil Gibran, is a Lebanese-American artist, philosopher, and poet. If you’ve never heard of him, consider this your first…
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“A persistent schizophrenia leaves so many of us tragically divided against ourselves. We talk eloquently about our commitment to the principles of Christianity, and yet our lives are saturated with the practices of paganism. This strange dichotomy represents the tragic theme of man’s earthly pilgrimage.” — MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

Healing a nation divided by race

Today, I am in deep sorrow over the absence of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as our society becomes increasingly divided over racial tensions. I can’t help but wonder what the state of racial reconciliation would…
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