Our living, and yes, even our dying has a blueprint given in the Son. It is the way of the cross, and it is hard and unrelenting at times. However, we can live and give ourselves away, just as he did, because we belong to the only One with the power to save.
What I have found to be so achingly true and beautiful will be swallowed up in the life of God, thus it is eternal, and shall never die.
By God's grace, on Thursday, May 6, I successfully defended my doctoral dissertation entitled, "For the Beauty of the Earth: Faith, Ecology, and Care." I have listed a copy of it under my publications listing for those who might be interested. It's been a long road getting here, but I am thankful, relieved, exhausted, and …
Housed deep beneath the flimsy walls of our cracked pots rests the greatest treasure of them all: we are resurrection people.
We take heart in the one who is the image of God made flesh who brings with him the Good News that despite and through it all, God is pro nobis, for us.
We are the tabernacles and the priests who embody and mediate God's glory out to the world as we are conformed to the image of Jesus Christ.
Everything about us, even the tiniest, most obscure things, are pregnant with the radiant, glowing, glorious love of God in Jesus Christ.
...all the community longs for... will never come by a credentialed letter or works of power and prestige, but instead, by the Spirit already at work in them, correcting and mending their brokenness, and bringing unity out of a mixed community that had no parallel in the ancient world.
New creation looks upon the old and sees it, smells it for what it is: muck that needs renewal and transformation.
... let the church of Jesus Christ make it graveside song: "Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!"