Author Archives: Bruce
(A Lection Reflection on Luke 13:1-9) Many years ago, I heard an important truth: Do not turn a parable into an allegory. I suspect that I violated that rule in an earlier essay I wrote on the Fig Tree and … Continue reading
I can’t do those fake 3D drawings. You know, the ones where you focus on a red dot or some such thing, and all of a sudden out pops a scene that you didn’t see before. I have friends who … Continue reading
(A Lection Reflection on Luke 4:1-12) Let me put some thoughts in front of you, and you tell me if you’ve heard these before: Trust in God. Believe God’s word. Stand on the promises of God. Step out in faith. … Continue reading
(A Lection Reflection on Luke 9:28-36) Years ago, J.B. Phillips wrote a wonderful little book entitled “Your God Is Too Small.” In it, he posited that what many people were busy worshipping, fighting, or ignoring was in fact an idol: … Continue reading
(A Lection Reflection on Luke 4:21-30) If you want to say something happened in an unusually short amount of time, using “in sixty seconds” seems both specific and pretty short. This post’s title references, of course, the well-known Nicolas Cage … Continue reading
New poem posted on the Poems page: “Baptism” — short poem of imagery about Jesus’s baptism.
Thinking this morning about writing, and why I write.
One of the truths you have to face as you move into emotional health is your own neediness. If you are feeling needy, admitting it just makes the neediness worse, so it’s a tough task; but, like many things in emotional health, just naming it can take power away from it and make it manageable.
What does this have to do with writing? Two things. Continue reading
I taught a class last night on baptism, part of a class on various topics at church (worship, baptism, communion, liturgical year). The framework we followed seemed useful, so I thought I’d share it here. Perhaps it will help others … Continue reading