Reflection 8.4.17

08/04/2017

If I had to name my disability, I would call it an unwillingness to fall … This reluctance signals the mistrust of the central truth of the Christian gospel: life springs from death, not only at the last but also in the many little deaths along the way. When everything you count on for protection has failed, the Divine Presence does not fail. The hands are still there — not promising to rescue, not promising to intervene — promising only to hold you no matter how far you fall.

~Barbara Brown Taylor, from her book Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith


Reflection 7.21.17

07/21/2017

Stop for one whole day every week, and you will remember what it means to be created in the image of God, who rested on the seventh day not from weariness but from complete freedom. The clear promise is that those who rest like God find themselves free like God, no longer slaves to the thousand compulsions that send others rushing toward their graves.

~Barbara Brown Taylor, from her book Leaving Church


Reflection 6.22.17

06/22/2017

The whole purpose of the Bible, it seems to me, is to convince people to set the written word down in order to become living words in the world for God’s sake. For me, this willing conversion of ink back to blood is the full substance of faith.

~Barbara Brown Taylor, from her book Leaving Church


Reflection 3.9.17

03/09/2017


Reflection 1.3.17

01/03/2017

Human beings may separate things into as many piles as we wish—separating spirit from flesh, sacred from secular, church from world. But we should not be surprised when God does not recognize the distinctions we make between the two. Earth is so thick with divine possibility that it is a wonder we can walk anywhere without cracking our shins on altars.

~Barbara Brown Taylor


Reflection 9.14.16

09/14/2016

Human beings may separate things into as many piles as we wish—separating spirit from flesh, sacred from secular, church from world. But we should not be surprised when God does not recognize the distinctions we make between the two. Earth is so thick with divine possibility that it is a wonder we can walk anywhere without cracking our shins on altars.

~Barbara Brown Taylor


Reflection 4.16.16

04/16/2016

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