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It was her beauty that you first noticed. So young. So exotic. So striking. Easily intrigued by her, you want to know more. She trusted few, kept her secrets close, and relied on only one for advice and guidance. She struggled to do the right thing and live a good life, wavering at times...fully human. She believed in her God, while existing in a world that seemed faithless. She used her allure and became the one to have, the one to win, and the one who won. Esther caught the eye of the king and used her only apparent power to her advantage. She was so special and yet so normal...for even the most beautiful can be painfully flawed.Read full transcript...
My book, Bishop, published in 2012 by Abingdon, contains some of my thoughts and insights from my eight years as active bishop in the United Methodist Church. Here are some of my thoughts on the ways that bishops work with DSs.
Should you forgive and forget? Is anything unforgivable? Are there times when you shouldn’t forgive? Darkwood Brew Executive Director Rev. Eric Elnes, Ph.D., and popular series guest Rev. Bruce Van Blair are front and center for a provocative and surprising examination of the Christian concept of forgiveness. Part 4: The Unforgivable Sin
There's more to life than brainpower. No matter when you make the big decisions, gray matter is just one small piece of it.
In our blog post every Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the upcoming Sunday, and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic. On August 3, 2014 we will celebrate the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost.
While I do not think this short essay could even begin to solve all of the issues related to immigration reform, I do think people of faith can interject a different perspective into the debate, one that might begin to turn things over.
My previous blog – 'A Letter about Jesus' – drew a much larger response than I expected. In this blog, I continue that conversation with a clarification and some additional comments.
Part 6: Progressive Reflections on Traditional Christian Themes Engaging in social justice can be challenging, difficult, and risky work. It is easy to understand why many present-day Christians have relinquished this responsibility and redefined the gospel so that it is not about social justice at all.
Like so much of Jesus' teachings, this parable upends the usual order of things. In the world, rich men's names are known and beggars are often treated as nameless.
We continue to seek equality and justice for all, work that has been ably and prophetically led by women, both lay and ordained.
We’ve had family farms. We’ve had family businesses. We have worked and lived intergenerationally for many years. We had a small blip, where independent living became more of a norm, but now it may be time we go back to sharing our homes and resources. Is that such a terrible thing?