Friends Journal (Page 2)

Friends Journal (Page 2)

i am

Your jubilant song to Moses: I AM WHO I AM.   “When they ask you my name, this is what     you will tell them,         this is what you will tell them,             tell my people I AM,                 I AM, I AM, I AM,” like the deep cadence of a chime answering itself in the canyons of deep desert.   You grieve in the face of slavery and move to intervene   …

Crisis of Faith

In college, I had what I guess what you might call a “crisis of faith,” which seems too neat and succinct a term for the slow-motion trainwreck that it actually was.  Slowly but steadily, everything I had always taken for granted about God was stripped away, and I found myself standing in a world of stark unbelief.  No words can adequately describe what that is like, when…

Thoughts From Father’s Day

Deuteronomy 5:9, 10: “You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.” When I was young, my dad would take my sisters and me to the…
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