Bertram Johnson, the Interfaith Minister at Union Theological Seminary, rightly observed during our online worship last Sunday that there is a “reward to doubt.” That reward, as witnessed through a moment in Thomas’ life, was an invitation to a place of vulnerability, intimacy, and grace. If faith allows us to see the renewing that the resurrection promises, doubt allows us to touch and experience the wounds that the renewing emerges from. While the process might be painful and agonizing, the reward is precious and holy. May we not stifle doubt or be threatened by it, for doubt might just be a locus for a faith deeply rooted in the flesh wounds of Jesus.
Thought you’d somehow GET LUCKY To undo the WASTED YEARS I guess they were just HIGH HOPES Cause today we’re POLES APART The hour you left this ORDINARY WORLD Sparked the end of GOOD TIMES Now you're sailing IN ANOTHER LAND MILES BEYOND the bounds of pain I WISH YOU WERE HERE today But you’re in GOOD COMPANY anyway While I… Continue reading SHINE ON, YOU CRAZY DIAMOND
Having been pushed into the dark, I was hoping to see the light again And as I sat with my head against the wall A ray of light pierced through the darkness and shot through my soul I knew then that this would be the light I would need. I needed a light that would… Continue reading You are the Light
Tears is a language of its own and none must prevent it from speaking. Who are we to silence it even in the name of God? God created tears; let them speak for in that little volume they speak volumes.