Scripture, spiritual, theological

Jesus, Tired Out

If you're a lectionary user, you know this morning's gospel lesson (about Jesus and the woman at the well) was a particularly long, rich passage. There's much that could be said about this story as it unfolds -- but my spirit barely made it past the second verse. "Jesus came to a Samaritan city called… Continue reading Jesus, Tired Out

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cultural issues, ministry, spiritual, stories

Hey. Thanks For Caring.

I've heard it said that generally what homeless people essentially long for is for someone to care about them. To look them in the eye, learn their name, and ask about their day -- that kind of thing. And I've agreed with that in theory. But today I agree with that in practice. Because today I met… Continue reading Hey. Thanks For Caring.

community, mental health & wellness, Scripture, theological

Galatians 6 on Compassion (With Contributions From Health Psychology and Bono)

"Carry each other's burdens and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ....Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry his own load." ~ Galatians 6:2-5I've often found it contradictory for Paul to suggest that… Continue reading Galatians 6 on Compassion (With Contributions From Health Psychology and Bono)

cultural issues, ministry

Air Quality and Social Inequality

Yesterday I returned from 7 days in Camden, NJ, where I participated in UrbanPromise's workgroup program along with 8 other students and 1 staff from William & Mary's InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. This was my third trip to Camden, and each time I learn more about following Christ, about Camden, and about urban ministry/urban issues in general. This year my team… Continue reading Air Quality and Social Inequality