Through worship, and especially through singing, I learned the stories of God’s people, God’s love and God’s call to be peacemakers. Here I learned to sing in the company of others, “I was glad when they said to me, let us go into the house of the Lord!”
Teachers are visionaries. At their best, teachers inspire their students to dream of and work to create a better world.
“O the mystery of God’s dwelling” expresses a sense of awe and wonder. Will we hold these words as a reverential expression for God’s act of incarnation? Will we mutter them with a sense of frustration and confusion trying to fully make sense of God entering the human world?
As churches prepare for the celebration of Christ’s birth, Goshen College offers an online spiritual resource to help believers make time and space in their hearts and minds to welcome Advent, even in the midst of busy schedules and hectic lives. Beginning Nov. 25 (the Monday prior to the first Sunday in Advent) and culminating … Keep reading »
Glory to God in the highest. And on earth — in every tide pool, in every nook and cranny — peace. Amen.
Psalm 148 calls on us to offer God abundant praise. The Psalmist summons praise from all Creation – from the heavens to the depths of the earth, and from all living things, including sea monsters, birds, trees and even creeping things.
And with that, Mary’s world turned.
Carried on a “flood of reversal,” our lives are filled with reversals. Have fun looking for such moments and experiences in your own life.
This fall, I visited a farm that not only produced food; it also trained pastors in the meaning of restoration.
Advent is a time to celebrate the Israelites’ waiting and a time to remember our own wait. Just as Israel waited for Jesus, we also wait for his second coming. Until that time when humanity is reconciled with God and Creation is made perfect, we cling to Jesus who has already come to show us how to live justly in the tension of an imperfect world.