Jesus Creed
June 2006 Archives

A prayer to kickstart the rest of our Friday. God of mercy, this midday moment of rest is your welcome gift. Bless the work we have begun, and make good its defects and let us finish it in a way […]

There’s something fitting about a warm summer evening, some ice cream (or custard in our case), and a lazy drive through a local neighborhood. Both Kris and I grew up in families that often did this. My family usually went […]

This convoluted title to my post today means that I’ve found a book that no one seems to talk much about but which is a very fine book — and when I was wandering around trying to find the best […]

Suffering, Paul says (so does James), unfolds like an origami: Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, […]

Andii Bowsher has recently written a book that might be of some use to you, especially if you’d like to combine structure with spontaneity in your prayer life. His book is called Praying the Pattern, and there is a website […]

I had a long conversation recently with someone who is thinking about writing a book about the kingdom. The intent of this young scholar was to define kingdom, which is an altogether good idea since most write about the kingdom […]

One of the most famous lines of Paul’s letter to the Romans comes from Romans 5:1: Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access […]

Spirit of God, promise of Jesus, come to our help at the close of this day. Come with forgiveness and healing love. Come with life and hope. Come with all that we need to continue in the way of your […]

In Jason Boyett’s Pocket Guide to the Bible: A Little Book about the Big Book I came across his entry on the Holy Spirit, and it got me to thinking about my grandma, bless her heart.

Dennis Martin has suggested a few times in previous posts that I am pushing the original sin factor too hard, and he could be right. He suggests we look to the question of Mary’s sinlessness. Was she sinless? The Evangelist […]