Letting Go: What I Meant to Say

Letting go is a ruthlessly practical matter. Actors get bound up by inhibitions, fear, and wasted muscular tension.  Relationships go south because wrongs committed become posts to wrap fists around.   New careers go unborn because persistent, outdated self-perceptions just won't fade. At this juncture in my life--one more sermon to preach, a new play rehearsal …

True Voices

It's going to be hot today. A massive garage sale opens in the church parking lot around 9.  Two of our members have decided the next moment in their lives is to be lived in Kenya, working with orphans there (if I have my story straight), and this garage sale is the first financial salvo …

To See

Two weeks ago, I preached a sermon that was the beginning of a new series at church I'm simply calling "The Jesus Lab: Discovering and Practicing the Artful Action of Jesus."  I'm borrowing an idea from the world of acting, wondering out loud what Jesus was doing from moment-to-moment, asking the question the way I …