Looking Back

May 25, 2017 @ 09:35 am by Daniel Kessel


“My mom has been struggling with lung cancer for the last seven years and she passed away on April, 25.  On the way to Palm Sunday and Easter, on the way to our Revolutionary Love Conference, not only was I feeling a kind of a nondescript, diffuse grief about what is happening in the world but I was grieving the certainly, imminent death of my Mom. 
 
And I think it got me in touch with a real vulnerable place in myself. I felt like there was a power pouring into my heart. From what direction, I don’t know. Up? In? Out? But almost a palpable, direct power source that was giving me the space to grieve, permission to be unsure, and at the same time, certainty that God is God. 
 
And so I felt like in a way, Middle was overhearing a conversation I was having with God. And the conversations were as much for me as for anybody else.” 
 
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Signs

May 11, 2017 @ 02:01 pm by Daniel Kessel

"I can feel mommy-ness in me, perhaps stronger than I ever have in my life. And this psalm makes me think of God-ness—there are signs of God everywhere."

In this episode of That'll Preach, Jacqui Lewis reflects on Psalm 31.1–5, 15–16. As we prepare for Mother's Day, Jacqui talks about seeing signs from her mother, just as she encourages us all to notice the signs from God around us.

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The Shepherd and the Gate

May 4, 2017 @ 03:18 pm by Daniel Kessel

"The image of the gate is symbolic for many immigrants that have to come the United States. Our journeys include not only migrating from country to country, but from spiritual world to spiritual world."

In this episode of That'll Preach, Chad Tanaka Pack reflects on John 10.1–10. As we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, how can we rethink the idea of Jesus as a "gate" through which our journeys are all connected?

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