To free all those who trust in Him from Satan's power and might. O, tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy. O, tidings of comfort and joy.
- God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
A list, in which I am grateful:
- late night essay writing, wine, laughter, old and true things
- the slow, ember time of the finishing of class
- white tequila
- the creases along Bible covers
- blog readers who are more generous, more good, more loving than I could ever say
- red, rosy dawns here at the end of the world
- a none-too-simple faith, a none-too-complicated trust
The best I read this week from you:
- From my stunning, beautiful friend Antonia. A brief, simple psalm: to the girl in the bar.
- "She stopped rocking on her feet. 'Wait.' Her voice is always gentle and slow, but her brow was knit. 'Would you say… you’re a Christian?'" Act Like A Christian from Ashleigh
- "I’d said something incredibly stupid that amounted to white-splaining. It was bad and he was absolutely right in calling me out on it. But the only reason that I was able to handle that without an explosion of drama and fighting was that I realized a basic principle: my pain at having my privilege called out in no way trumps the pain of the oppressed. In fighting back against that simple scale, in the debate loses. Everyone." Checking Privilege: A Lesson in Pain from Dianna
- "And I think that we’re using the wrong language. It’s not church shopping orchurch hunting. You’re not looking for the right church, as if could be is one. As if there’s a magical place where everyone will love you immediately…where they will know exactly how to take you in. Where you’ll feel complete." Church Home from Addie
- "I don’t remember who did the teaching; I just remember the singing. But this is when I met the Spirit. I felt the holy presence active around me even beyond the reach of the altar. One night I woke up speaking in tongues – it both frightened and delighted my mother. For me it became the next sacrament in my spiritual formation." my mother church from Kelley
- This summary of Ed's wonderful women in ministry series features some of my absolute favourite writers: The Women in Ministry Series: 2012 Highlights
And, as always, an old post from me:
Share with me: I was sparse this week with everything going on here, what was your best post this week, or whom did you read that I didn't?