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Where do you turn when you seek to define something? Not so long ago the answer would probably have been a dictionary of some sort, depending on what it is you’re trying to define. If not a dictionary, then maybe an encyclopedia. Or perhaps you might ask a knowledgeable friend. Now, in the culmination of the information age, the internet has widely become our place of initial inquiry, whereupon we can find a plethora of answers to our questions.
But what about the tricky task of self-definition? What defines you? What defines us?read more »
Those of us who strive to follow Jesus are tasked with not only continuing his work, but spreading the gospel, AKA the “good news.” Still, I'll be the first to confess that I'm much more comfortable trying to show someone, through my life and actions, who Jesus is and what his promise of life abundant is all about than I am trying to tell them some kind of good news.read more »
Easter is here! Christ is Risen! The darkness has passed, the light has returned, and hope springs to life anew.
So what's this about the shadow of resurrection? Didn't we leave the shadows behind on Good Friday? How could there possibly be a shadow-side to Christ's defeat of death and sin?read more »
On March 24th, a group of brave souls laughed in the face of a Palm Sunday snowstorm and showed up to paint the new Arts & Crafts Space. The transformation is now well underway and plans have already been made to apply the final coat of paint on Tuesday, April 2nd at 5pm. Once the room is painted and set up the supplies for Loops of Love will be moved over from the existing meeting room.read more »
I always find it fascinating when books I’m reading start talking to each other. Does this ever happen to you? Right now I’m about half-way into The Idolatry of God, the latest from Peter Rollins, and I’ve just started working through a draft copy of Mark Scandrette’s upcoming book on radical simplicity that he was kind enough to share. Though they’re dramatically different reads I have found they both resonate with the subject of aspiration.
To aspire to something is to direct your hopes or ambitions toward achieving that thing. The word comes from Latin and French origins meaning to breathe onto/into something. It’s the same Latin root word from which we get “spirit.” Perhaps another way of defining aspiration might be that we direct or commit our spirit toward a particular thing.read more »