Category Archives: Proverbs

A Word from Wuhan

  Pastor Job Huang, pastor of Wuhan Roots&Fruits Christian Church exhorts: 武汉的教会,面对瘟疫你当刚强壮胆不要惧怕! Churches of Wuhan, be strong and courageous! Who better to say this than a person in the middle of the onslaught. It is interesting that these are the … Continue reading

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The Test of Our Identity

What do you see when you look into the fractured reflection of who you are? Who are you? How do you know? When Jesus is led into the wilderness by the Spirit to be tested, the primary site of attack … Continue reading

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“You’ve been Listened to”

There is no word for “justice” in the Cree language. In his book “Up Ghost River”, residential school survivor Edmund Metatawabin described the closest word to justice in Cree is “kintohpatatin” – which loosely  translates to “you’ve been listened to.” … Continue reading

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Let the House of My Soul be enlarged by You

In his Confessions, Augustine asks, “What place is there within me where my God can come? How can God come into me, God who made heaven and earth? O Lord my God, is there anything in me that can contain you? … Continue reading

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100 Questions Jesus Asked

Sometimes it takes a good question to solve a puzzle – the puzzle of oneself – the puzzle of how you fit into God’s creative and redemptive story. A friend of mine recently facilitated the men’s group I’m a part … Continue reading

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The Heart breaks and the Word falls in

A Hasidic tale is told by philosopher Jacob Needleman about a Rabbi and his disciple discussing Deuteronomy 6:6 (see below): A disciple asks the Rabbi: “Why does Torah tell us to ‘place these words upon your hearts? Why does it … Continue reading

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Shipwrecked at the Stable Door

Here is the confluence of a Bruce Cockburn song (released 1988), and an excerpt from Brennan Manning. Manning begins the last chapter of his book “Lion and the Lamb: The Relentless Tenderness of Jesus” (written 1986) with these words: Do … Continue reading

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