We have decided to end our Advent and Lenten devotions as we discern new ways to live out our mission of integrating “academic excellence and real-world experience with active love for God and neighbor.” Though we are discontinuing publishing new devotions, our significant archives of devotions since 2009 will remain accessible to you for searching and use.
In these days, which can seem so dark, genuinely cultivating and embracing joy is a radical act, and a noticeable sign of life in the Kingdom of God.
As we move from the confidence of knowing how things are, to the unsettling openness of what’s next, my hope is that we are able to surrender our certainties and make space for the unknown.
Perhaps we are being called to a slow, steady, contemplative work of venturing away from our desire for certainty towards a new openness to the world that God is building yet today.
Lent is not just a time of emptying, but making space to be filled anew.
May this coming Holy Week be a time of solemn reflection and gratitude of the cross and prepare us for the joy of Easter.
I am reminded of the purpose Jesus had in His life on earth and that He calls each of us to.
With Jesus arriving in Jerusalem on a humble donkey instead of a valiant white horse, Palm Sunday is again upon us and turns our assumptions about power upside down. God continually invites us to rethink worldly quests for power — which often go hand in hand with some form of violence — and instead join the true power of love, service, humility, compassion and nonviolence.
Robert Sanders provides a prayer of blessing by combining his two loves, ministry and basketball.
May we give praise to God and in doing so, find the strength to walk God’s new path’s in new ways.