Ask Eugene Peterson a Question!!

Ok friends, here’s a sweet opportunity for you. In two weeks, me and a few friends are heading out to friggin Eugene Peterson’s house (if you don’t know who Eugene Peterson is, he’s the guy that wrote The Message Bible and like a bazillion other amazing books including the popular Christ Plays in…

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An Ash Wednesday Lament

Our service at Bloom was stunningly beautiful last night.  Together with our friends at Hope Community Church, in a near standing-room-only basement, we gathered together to “name” and lament the many deaths, and our responsibility and complicity in those deaths, that surround us.  It was powerful. Part of the night…

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Space to Tell the Truth – An Ash Wednesday Reflection

Ash Wednesday.  A day to have ashes smeared on your forehead, acknowledge and publicly confess what a miserable wretch you are, and sit quietly pondering the fact that one day, you are going to die. Awesome. I grew up in a tradition that greatly eschewed moments in the Christian calendar…

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In Response to the “What Should I Do For Lent?” Question

Growing up in the non-denominational, evangelical world, my background was largely devoid of robust tradition.  By the time I got to my early 20’s, that lack became a great felt need for me.  I began to long for rootedness, stability, and a sense of connectedness to the great Tradition of…

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