Tag Archives: Worship

Multi-Tasking God

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To listen to this reflection as a podcast, click here The Bible brims with hope and encouragement. But embedded within that Good News there are stories that do not make easy reading. Such is the startling tale of the transporting of the ark of the covenant in 2 Samuel 6:1-15.  The word “ark” means chest or box.  Two arks appear in the Bible.  Noah’s ark… Read more »

Jumping the Shark

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It seemed like such a great idea. The creators of Happy Days, America’s top-rated TV show, decided to launch their fifth season by sending the fictional Cunningham family and their closest friends to Hollywood.  What adventures might ensue? Arthur Fonzarelli (“the Fonz”), played by Henry Winkler, had originally been merely an eccentric background character.  But after a few years he… Read more »

Work is Worship

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“The scandal of Christianity in our day is the heresy of a five percent spirituality.” That’s the claim of Quaker devotional writer Richard Foster.  What he means is that far too many followers of Jesus take a Tupperware approach to reality.  They seal off 5% of their lives to experience God.  And the rest of the time?  They assume they’re… Read more »