Unless it’s called a “sport,” I’m not much into playing games. But when Sharon and I went on a day trip to Williamstown, Mass. recently, we stumbled upon a game that’s got us hooked. It’s called Bananagrams. Someone has described Bananagrams as “Scrabble on steroids.” Instead of everyone working on the same crossword, each player works on their own…Read more »
A couple of days ago I came across this paragraph in a book on Old Testament theology I’m reading by John Goldingay (you know, some light summer reading). I think we need to consider what Goldingay says in order to gain a deeper, more nuanced understanding of what it means to “rest:”
Okay, back to the Trinity. I mentioned a couple of posts back that one thing that I’m finding helpful for being able to “rest” is experiencing the Trinity. I don’t mean just believing in the Trinity, but actually experiencing the Trinity Itself/Himself/Themselves. Obviously this is a subject that is more suitable for a book than for…Read more »
I thought that this quote from Henri Nouwen was a good follow-up to yesterday’s sermon and communion celebration. Nouwen’s own journey took him from teaching at Harvard and Yale to spending his last years living at L’Arche, a community for the severely mentally and developmentally disabled and their helpers.
Thanks for your helpful comments after my last post. I said that I would share one thing in particular that I sense is critical for tapping into the rest that Jesus offers. It’s experiencing the Trinity.
Jesus, the Lord of the Sabbath, says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” In the next two stories recorded in Matthew’s gospel, Jesus and his disciples are accused of breaking the Jewish Sabbath laws. By saying “Come to me…and I will give you rest,” Jesus is…Read more »
How’s your Sabbath going? No, I didn’t get my days mixed up during vacation. But I did read something while I was away that got me thinking: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). I know: nothing new here. I’m guessing most of you…Read more »