Exile on E Street: The Pilgrimage of Bruce Springsteen

Exile on E Street: The Pilgrimage of Bruce Springsteen

As I, like the narrators of his albums, work out the big questions, Springsteen’s music has been both a puzzle and provocation. Not every album was a home run, but for him, that wasn’t really the point as much as it was a true chronicle of his own questions and pursuit of better answers.
Enough

Enough

I sometimes dream about what it would look like if we could collectively shift from a scarcity/abundance mindset to one that recognizes enough. I don’t know how we can make that shift as a society, unless it is as a change that starts with individuals and families, slowly building to a critical mass.
Has a Nation Ever Changed its Gods?

Has a Nation Ever Changed its Gods?

How often do we still make our God an easy god? We can manipulate the theology of calling and vocation to make it a rubber stamp on our ambitions. We can cheapen grace until the very concept of sin seems old-fashioned.
Jonah’s Example

Jonah’s Example

In examining Jonah's example we can learn how to better follow God's plan for our lives.
Our daily devotional essays respond to the corresponding daily Bible readings in the Revised Common Lectionary.

Devotions

Peace in the Presence

Even where evil is present, the pervasive presence of God is more powerful. There is nowhere the sheep can go where the shepherd does not go with them. The shepherd’s presence brings peace in the presence of evil.

Peace Like a River

How can we sing and believe the words “it is well with my soul” at times when it feels anything but? How can we walk through the “valley of the shadow” when it feels like another trial or loss might be the one that finally breaks us?

Psalm 81

Like spring cleaning, the season of Lent helps us pause and take an honest look at our own lives. What needs to be cleaned out within us? What is distracting us from God? What is cluttering our lives?