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Posts from June 2021

Posts from June 2021

The Vulnerability Of The Other

It is never easy. You find yourself in a moment in which you need to tell someone something about yourself that, until this point, you have worked tirelessly to hide from the public. In fact, it has been that thing that kept you drowning in a sea of shame because you had been told that part of who you are is bad or sinful or wrong or sick or pathologic or some other equally demeaning and demoralizing word. Through years…

Juneteenth Reflections

Reflections on the Anniversary of George Floyd’s Death By Heidi Thomas, Co-Chair of Courageous Ground Task Force If you’re a mom, you know how it is. No matter what child calls out for their mother, your instinct is to respond, even if it’s a stranger’s child in the grocery store. A year ago, I heard a man cry out for his mother as the life was choked out of him with depraved indifference by someone sworn to protect and serve.…

Growing Edges and Shaving Cream: Loving at Chapel Rock

It was a bright, sunny day, and the excitement on campus was electric. Cars continued to arrive with families of all shapes and sizes. Some kids were already out playing games – from volleyball to 9-square to Gagaball. Others found a comfortable place on the lawn to catch up with friends and to enjoy the afternoon that was something of a Goldilocks day – not too hot, not too cold, but just right. The mountain air was different than where…

Love Notes to a Neighbor

On Sunday morning, I did my best to help us see the Trinity not as an abstract notion that seems only to confound us. Instead, I offered (I hope!) a vision of the Trinity that informs how we live into the beauty and the fullness of God’s grace and love being shared with us each and everyday. At the heart of the Trinity is the commitment to loving relationship within God’s self which then informs our own understanding of loving…