The Gifts of God: The Birth of the Way

“A well-crafted story shares with the most elegant theories the ability to bring a version of the world to light that so transforms the way people see that it seems never to have been otherwise.” – Lisa J. Disch[1] As I have said before, I come from a family of storytellers, a very long line … Continue reading The Gifts of God: The Birth of the Way

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The Gifts of God: Life

Same old story, same old song and dance What do 10 Things I Hate About You, Bedazzled, A Knight's Tale, Scotland, PA, and O Brother, Where Art Thou? all have in common? They are all remakes, stories that have been told, being told again. Each of those stories is a retelling of a story by … Continue reading The Gifts of God: Life

Worship, Maybe…

For years, my father has told me about his childhood experiences with church in the same way: with food. I can’t count the number of times I have heard him say, “We went to church three times a year: Christmas, Easter, and Homecoming, the three times you could get food.” He would talk about oranges … Continue reading Worship, Maybe…