Welcoming the Chaos of the Spirit

Welcoming the Chaos of the Spirit

Sunday was Pentecost, that ancient day when the Holy Spirit spilled from the heavens and danced as tongues of fire upon the disciples. It is a bizarre holiday, one that confounds modern sensibilities. We are more comfortable reading about divine encounters than experiencing them. To deduce doctrine rather than allowing spiritual subjectivity loose in our[…]

A Day to Remember

A Day to Remember

Today, millions of US citizens gather to remember those soldiers who died to while serving in the armed forces. More broadly, today is a day when we celebrate our freedoms. When we express thanks about our national greatness. And this idea of American greatness has become a centerpiece of Trump’s vision for this country as[…]

Monday Meditation: The Way of Resistance

Monday Meditation: The Way of Resistance

After his Transfiguration, Jesus set his face towards Jerusalem. When Jesus entered Jerusalem, he did so mounted on a donkey as peasants proudly proclaimed “Hosanna!” This bit of street theater was a mockery of the Roman triumphus—a civil and religious ceremony wherein the conqueror parades through the conquered city. Then Jesus enters the Temple. The[…]