Author Archives: Whit

A Meditation for Maundy Thursday: Betrayal

A Maundy Thursday Meditation on Matthew 26:20-25                   Betrayal: it is easy for us to see the evil in what Judas did and to judge him. But each one of us must ask “Is it I, Lord?” We have no … Continue reading

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When we won’t talk about depression

Originally posted on Dappled Things:
The first time I visited a counsellor I walked into the waiting area of the clinic and saw a woman from my church there. I slipped straight out again and walked once around the block.…

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The church isn’t a restaurant. It’s culinary school.

Originally posted on the gospel side:
Last week’s “The church doesn’t exist to feed you” post pushed lots of people’s buttons…mainly because I put myself in the awkward position appearing to argue against the Bible. Let me morph the analogy…

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The Cross and Homosexuality

A friend and fellow pastor has critiqued my post Slavery’s Last Stand as follows: Well written, heart felt, compassionate but your conclusions are your own, not the clear and consistent word of scripture. You build your argument through two stories … Continue reading

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Slavery’s Last Stand

Today’s post is simultaneously appearing as a guest post on the blog of my friend Stephen at http://sacredtension.com/ Trigger warning: This post contains descriptions of sexual abuse, rape, and violence. I read an article on CNN last year that has … Continue reading

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Touch Me

At least 25 years ago, I saw a short film of Mother Teresa caring for a little boy who was sick and emaciated, and the powerful image has stayed with me ever since. The thing that so arrested me was … Continue reading

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The Peace of Peaces

In my last post I asked where to look for peace. This question was also a topic in the comments on an article about Syria I posted this week on my Facebook page. Writer Max Fisher of the Washington Post … Continue reading

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