<<Return to Advent Meditations page Psalm 45, 47, 48; Zech. 2:1-13; Matt. 24:32-44; Rev. 3:14-22 Ambivalence. One dictionary defines it as uncertainty or indecisiveness about which course of action to follow. That definition characterizes my present ambivalence as a comfortable, middle-class, Anglo-American Christian. I am living with uncertainty about how to respond faithfully and constructively … read more
Psalms 31; Isaiah 7: 10-25; Luke 22: 14-30 Listen to the author read their meditation and prayer: The Rev. John Lewis, Advent Meditation “The Lord preserves the faithful….Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord” – Psalm 31:23-24 The psalmist prays for deliverance from a place […]
Pausing for the Labor Day holiday gives us a chance to reflect on what this special day means for our seminary community. Labor Day traditionally symbolizes the end of summer. The day we commit to sweat out of our bodily systems all that barbecue consumed over the summer. The time we rise up from our prone and immobile positions to pray and read the Bible again in an upright manner. Labor Day presents an occasion for bemoaning or exulting the kickoff of the all-consuming college and professional football seasons. It’s the last moment we can enjoy our freedom from systemic discipline before a higher authority imposes on us a more regimented structure of classes, chapel, meals, study, and prayer.