Story-Shaped Theology

This morning I came across this beautiful question in a sermon from Randy Newswanger: Are my understandings of God, my understandings of healing and redemption, my understandings of community and celebration large enough to hold the specific details of your story? I think this question is at the heart of church. We base our shared…

Talking Doves and Empty Tombs

“So the dove was talking?” asked one child. “No,” I replied. “That’s weird,”said another child. “I never heard of a talking dove.” “The dove wasn’t talking,” I said. “The dove came down from the sky and there was a voice from heaven.” “From the dove?” asked another child. “No,” I said. “The dove did not…

Book Reflection

One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Recommendation: I recommend this book highly. It has spiritual and emotional depth, yet somehow also a lightness. I found it to be a quick read—well worth my time.   Reflections: I will admit it: I am prone to choosing books based on titles. In this particular case, I…