Pondering Power and Authority

Pondering Power and Authority

With this post, I am concluding my series of reflections on my forthcoming online retreats on the ministry of Jesus through the eyes of others. There is so much more to explore than I have tackled here in my blog posts—which is why I’ve planned an entire series of...

Adjusting to a New Reality

I’ve sometimes wondered about whether, and how well, people healed by Jesus would be able to adjust to their new reality. Imagine for a moment that you’ve been blind for years. You have forgotten what the world looks like. You’ve been told that you’re a sinful...

Lightening the Load

My phone has been acting up lately. The most frequent—now daily—problem has been a spontaneous disconnection with the phone service. It doesn’t tell me that it’s no longer accepting calls. I’ll look at it at some point and see “No Service.” If I’m in the house, I’m on...
Awaiting the Lessons of Failure

Awaiting the Lessons of Failure

One of the teachings from Richard Rohr that has stayed with me over the years is the fact that, after the age of thirty, we learn a lot more from our failures than we do from our successes. I cannot count the number of times that I’ve shared this with friends,...