The relational nature of being

 {Image: ESA/Hubble & NASA and the LEGUS Team Acknowledgement: R. Gendler. Creative Commons Attribution 4.0} When late fourth-century Christian theologians intuited a construct of God as multi-faceted and called that construct “trinity,” they had intuited something essential about reality. Trinity is the Christian philosophy of the nature of being, and it is proving more insightful … Continue reading The relational nature of being

With Gladness and Singleness of Heart

I occasionally see a massage-therapist/healer with strong intuitive gifts—a gentle but powerful person of faith with astounding insights. Once in early 2015, after I’d seen her a few months, she shared something she had “seen” in the course of an appointment. She was massaging my feet and in a straight-forward, unassuming voice, said, “I saw … Continue reading With Gladness and Singleness of Heart

No one can cast the first stone

John 8:7 “Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone.” Let’s talk about undocumented immigration. Misinformation and ignorance of our country’s immigration system abound, even among the well-read and generally informed. And the implications of wide-spread naivete by Americans about the US immigration system are heightened as the … Continue reading No one can cast the first stone

Wade in the water; God’s gonna trouble the water.

“Wade in the water. God’s gonna trouble the water.”  In the centuries-old spiritual, we’re told to wade into the healing water because God will “trouble” the water. In the song, “to trouble” is an old word meaning “to stir up,” and doesn’t necessarily have the modern meaning of trouble as “distress or pain.” But my … Continue reading Wade in the water; God’s gonna trouble the water.