Our natural inclination toward interdependence as a species was on full display last month as the world cheered on the international effort to free 12 boys and their soccer coach from deep inside a flooded cave in Thailand.
Waiting does not come naturally to me. To be honest, I find waiting difficult. It is something I am still trying to learn as a senior.
When empires quote Scripture in order to defend their agendas I have reason to be suspicious that there will be something seriously wrong with their interpretation of the text.
It has been eight months now that I have been documenting my growing understandings about what it means to be truly spiritual.
For most of my life I have considered spirituality to be a state of communion with God apart from my vocation defined as what I do for a living.
In recent weeks I have noticed on-line how many evangelicals who are inclined toward dispensationalism have become enraptured with the rapture.
Permit me to stay with the book, A Bigger Table: Building Messy, Authentic, and Hopeful Spiritual Community (2017), by John Pavlovitz, a little while longer.
One of the biggest barriers to a deepening spirituality is a lack of authenticity. Not being openly honest with oneself and with others about our doubts, fears and visions has a similar effect as throwing a wet blanket over a small fire.
Once I had laid to rest the notion of hell as conscious, eternal torment for the unbelieving masses, I naively assumed that my journey with hell was over.