Tag Archives: Love

Weary (A Poem for the Perplexed in this Political Age)

Mankind. An oxymoron? A question? One part man, less parts kind, One wonders what peace there we can find … Weary … Man debates, argues, struggles, labels, Demonizes, divides, and ignores others. Are black, white, democrat, and republican the names we gave to our forgotten brothers? Weary … Driving in our steel cages,…

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Lessons Learned from My Dad

As I considered what I might write this month for CHARIS, especially with consideration for Father’s Day, I initially thought I might write an article about spiritual lineage. Father’s Day is one of those holidays that honestly makes me a little uneasy. The holiday presents similar challenges to that of Mother’s Day: how…

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Why Silence? It’s Inactive (Part 3)

The simplest spiritual discipline is some degree of solitude and silence. But it’s the hardest, because none of us want to be with someone we don’t love. Besides that, we invariably feel bored with ourselves, and all of our loneliness comes to the surface. We won’t have the courage to go into that…

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When Insecurity Parades as Certainty

In the midst of my (still relatively new) theological studies I am learning so many things. I am experiencing the Bible in ways that I never have. I am reshaping my thoughts on things that were long taught to me as “Gospel truth” and reimagining what the Word of God is capable of…

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The Women’s Issue

We often refer to the conversations around women in the church as “the women’s issue.” Churches are studying “the women’s issue.” Churches are dividing over “the women’s issue. Men and women, myself included, have emphasized the importance of “the women’s issue.” But is “the women’s issue” truly a women’s issue? Does it belong…

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