Beauty matters. It's God's promise that this is not the end. Where then can we look for beauty that lasts?
Walking through Walls
I've been reflecting recently on some impenetrable walls in my life, and how after pushing up against them with no effect, Jesus shows up and miraculously moves me to the other side. This epiphany called to mind the post-resurrection accounts of Jesus appearing in locked rooms, transcending spaces where his disciples had hidden in fear. [...]
Part 5: A Seat at the Table
It was six days until Passover. Jesus felt the weight of all that meant upon his shoulders. But not tonight. Tonight was his final respite, and he was grateful for it. And there was cause for celebration: Lazarus had been dead, but now he was alive again. His friends saw this as a miraculous, if [...]
Part 4: No Way Out
Heaven Presses In
I don't believe I have read a more compelling, faith-inspiring contemporary book than Imagine Heaven by John Burke. Heaven is not something I've spent much time thinking about during my faith walk; truth be told, I've often discounted it because it seemed like cheap grace to live this life on the promise of a future, [...]