So far in my reflections on the Lord’s Prayer, I’ve covered community, the distance of God, and the silence of God. This week, after a “short” break, I’ll be reflecting on “your will be done”. Advertisements
For the third part in my reflections on the Lord’s Prayer, I’ll be discussing what it means for the name of the Lord to be hallowed. It’s archaic language, almost inaccessible to most of us English-speakers. How can we pray something that we don’t quite understand? How should be understand the holiness of the Lord?
This is my second post in my continuing reflections on the Lord’s Prayer. This post will look a different aspect than most might: when God feels distant and silent. What do we do when our God is in Heaven and not here on earth?
Sometimes, it is important to step back from the pure abstract theology and remember that prayer (talking to God) is the highest form of theology (God-talk)*, so I’m kicking off a series of reflections on the Lord’s Prayer, today focusing on the first word, “our”. Community is a scary, difficult, and hard to understand concept.… Continue reading The Lord’s Prayer, part 1
Some people may wonder whether or not there’s a purpose to studying eschatology. Some may think it’s a foolish endeavor that comes with a mild thrill from decoding symbols and numbers; some may think it’s a worthless venture, something we’ll never figure out; some may love reading the Left Behind series but don’t let it… Continue reading The Future and the Present
For the Kingdom of God to take hold in the world, Jesus had to do more than heal the sick, give sight to the blind, and raise the dead: he had to suffer and he had to die. Likewise, the Rebel Alliance, even after defeating the Empire’s Death Star at the Battle of Yavin IV,… Continue reading The Rebellion and the Kingdom: From Death to Life
There’s been a video circulating the Web lately featuring a bunch of young Italian boys and their reactions to being told to slap a random girl that they just met. For different reasons, all of the boys emphatically refuse to hit her. Most people see this as a good thing, and it is, but there… Continue reading Gender, Violence, and Viral Videos