Author Archives: Brian Walsh
A Bud Osborn Pilgrimage
In memory of Bud Osborn's death, I say, resurrection!
Death’s Sting and Defiant Alleluias
Without the pain of death’s sting, the celebration of resurrection is little more than cultural sentimentality.
Holy Week, Holy Huddle: A Pastoral Letter
We are called, every year, to huddle with the Forsaken One, in the week of his abandonment.
Bound to Betray … again
I've never known how to handle betrayal. Especially in the community of faith. Washing the blood stained feet of the betrayer, hasn't been in my tool kit.
Love is excessive, extravagant, over-the-top, immoderate, and it always, always, always hurts
Household Prayers of Liberation
From Paul's "household code" to household prayers of liberation
Don’t forget who you are
Remembering who we are, remembering our story, shaping our character.
What is it that shakes your faith to its very core? What kind of thing can render you faithless? What could strip you of your faith?
Away from the Manger: The Refugee King
Away from the manger they ran for their lives The crying boy Jesus, a son they must hide A dream came to Joseph, they fled in the night And they ran and they ran and they ran
Advent: Hope, Land, and Wine
Hope is impossible without a deep sense of being landed. And hope is impossible if you never get dirt under your fingernails.
Advent in the Midst of Collapse
To enter into Advent is to read the signs of the times to discern what is happening, and where we are going, through the eyes of Jesus.
Shepherds and Advent
The day we get into sheep at Russet House Farm is the day that we will need to significantly up our animal husbandry skills.
Steve Bell’s Pilgrim Year: A Story Reharrowed
This is a spirituality for the weary and wary, not the smug and self-secure. This is a spirituality with bruises and dirty fingernails, not easy contentment.
Romans in the Shadow of Empire
Introducing Romans Disarmed
Hope in my Wallet
But hope is not born of the erasure of the past. Hope requires the redemption of the past, and the reclaiming of its promise.
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