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Joy in Uncertainty

Different Bible translations are a true gift. Being able to read from any and every translation we can get our hands on can give us a fuller sense of how the Scriptures are speaking to us, especially when it comes to a passage that can be hard to understand. So, when I come across passages […]

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May it Be to Me

Advent is a season of believing for impossible things. In the midst of our weary, dark, and broken world, we wait for the fulfillment of the impossible: light will break through, oppression will cease, peace is possible, and salvation is imminent. This legacy of belief in the Church was mothered by the most unlikely of […]

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Over the past few months, I’ve been having an on-off conversation with my dear friend Katrina, who gave me permission to include some of her reflections here. For several years, Katrina had been confronted by a painfully unanswered prayer – the kind of unanswered prayer that disorients you. It can make you wonder if you […]

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A Pentecost Reflection

Dear Familia, This past Sunday, churches across the globe celebrated Pentecost, the day we as Christians mark the arrival of the Holy Spirit after the death, resurrection and ascension of Christ. As I have considered the significance of this time in history and this moment in ours, I am drawn to a place of reflection, resilience and […]

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Christ the Convict

As we enter into Holy Week I hope we don’t miss the importance of Christ being a prisoner. Jens Soering, in The Convict Christ, reflects on this outrageous and intentional decision, “When God chose to take on human flesh, he did not become a priest or a monk, a king or a general, a poet […]

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Camino Devotional 9: August 28th, 2016

Luke 13:10-17 10 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.11 And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. 12 When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, […]

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Camino Devotional 7: August 26th, 2016

Psalm 12 (CEB) Help, Lord, because the godly are all gone;     the faithful have completely disappeared     from the human race! 2 Everyone tells lies to everyone else;     they talk with slick speech and divided hearts. 3 Let the Lord cut off all slick-talking lips     and every tongue that brags and brags, 4     that says, “We’re unbeatable with our […]

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Camino Devotional 5: August 24th, 2013

Bearing Burdens – Military Veterans “Don’t oppress the widow, the orphan, the stranger, and the poor; don’t plan evil against each other!” – Zechariah 7:10, CEB Scripture tells us, time and again, to care for the widow, the orphan and the stranger. There should be no exception when the “strangers” are the very people who […]

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Camino Devotional 4: August 23rd, 2016

Deuteronomy 10:17-19 “For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who is not partial and takes no bribe, who executes justice for the orphan and widow, and who loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing. You shall also love the stranger, for you […]

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