Archive for ‘February, 2013

Of Being Broken and Lost


This past Sunday in my sermon I talked about Jesus’ lament over Jerusalem, “a city who kills her prophets”, he says, a broken and lost city. Jerusalem is the center of the Jewish universe and over the vast sweep of scripture it forever has had an ambiguous identity. On the one hand it is often […] Read more »

Of Home


For the last several days the refrain in the song that occurs right at the dramatic end of the movie┬áPlaces in the Heart has been running through my mind: “Softly, tenderly Jesus is calling …calling me to come home.” The song is not in our hymnal, but it is familiar among congregational circles. It is […] Read more »