Why Names Matter

   What is your name? The name that your parents decided should represent you for the rest of your life? And what do people call you? When they see your face, what is the word they say to catch your attention? I remember discussing names a lot before my wedding. I have a strong, four-syllable, …

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Frank Underwood, Tony Soprano, and Judas Iscariot

    I don’t know about you, but I haven’t heard many sermons that focus on Judas Iscariot. And that kind of makes sense. This week I re-read all four accounts of Judas betraying Jesus, and I found them far more shocking than I ever have before. Typically in the telling of the Passion Narrative, Judas’ betrayal …

Between The Dust

I’m still in the dust. Yesterday was Ash Wednesday — the set apart time to mark the beginning of Lent, and a distinctive time to remember that “you are dust, and to dust you shall return” (Gen. 3:19c). I woke up this morning realizing that myself and all of us are in between the dust. …