Faith

Jesus is Better: an Invitation to Intimacy with Christ

The semester is drawing to a close, simultaneously too fast and not fast enough. I’ve thought at length about what God has taught me over the past months, and as always there’s too much to fit into one blog post. College is, for me, a sacred place. Not because it’s been perfect. Quite the opposite, …

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Grace is Not Fair (and That’s a Good Thing)

Grace is unfair. Do you agree? In the parable of the laborers in the vineyard, Jesus paints a picture of grace that runs counter to human intuitions. The story begins by relating the Kingdom of Heaven to a landowner who agreed to pay workers a denarius when he hired them early in the morning. As …

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In the Middle of the Mess

Sometimes, God miraculously pulls all of the threads of our storylines together into one beautiful conclusion. When this happens, it feels like that moment at the end of a movie when all of the plot points that felt so out-of-place suddenly come together and you realize that the screenwriter knew what she was doing all …

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Alabaster Heart: On Grace & Imperfect Offerings

While [Jesus] was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head. Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another, “Why this waste …

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