Hi ReKnewers. Terri Churchill here. I’m the editor for this blog. Normally I keep a pretty low profile, but Greg asked me to share something I wrote this past weekend. I’ve been navigating a very emotional time in my life lately, and my hope is that some of you who find yourself in a similar place will be helped just a little. Or maybe you’ll just feel a little less alone.
passing through circles
of weddings and aging and death
i can’t tell where this one ends and
this one begins.
i see my son, my baby
reaching out to his lovely one
and grasping a hand that is not mine
and i decide that i love her too.
i see my mother
reaching out to memory
and grasping things from long ago
and i decide that she’s wiser than me.
i see my brother
reaching out to god
and grasping for something beyond this world
and i decide to someday ask the way
these circles cross paths
in ways i cannot comprehend.
i reach out for something less dizzying
and grasp for something more linear
then decide to walk the intersections
as best I can.
The New Testament contrasts “life in the Spirit” with “life in the flesh” (see Gal 5:16-20). In some translations, the word for “flesh” (sarx, in the Greek) is translated as “sinful nature” as if one’s identity, or who we are in our essential being, is sinful. However, such a view of the flesh denies that…
Greg points his analytical periscope into the afterlife to consider the complicated nature of sanctification. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0110.mp3
Over the next few weeks, we will be exploring the twelve convictions of the ReKnew Manifesto. The first of which focuses on where we get life. In many of my writings, I speak about the source of “life.” By this I mean one’s core sense of identity, worth, significance and security. Over the years, I’ve…
Image by Benjamin Corey A few days ago, Benjamin Corey over at Formerly Fundy posted a blog about an encounter he had with God in the Holy Land. He shared that he’s been going through a difficult time, and that God met him in a desolate place to speak to him. You should definitely hop…
Greg continues purging his views on purgatory. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0341.mp3
David Kuo was a friend of ours. He was a passionate voice calling the church away from political division and calling us towards compassionate engagement. He succumbed to brain cancer this last week after a ten year struggle with the disease. Andrew Sullivan attended David’s funeral and reflected on David’s influence in his life. He…