Hope that Stands on One Foot

The prophet Amos had a rough life. He was born and raised to be a shepherd when, all of a sudden, one night in the fields, the word of the Lord came to him. That was it. His life was never the same. Instead of speaking softly to sheep, fending off wolves, Amos found himself…

‘Tis the Season to Remember: God is For Us

I remember being in college listening to a super-spiritual professor tell us all about the church calendar. I could not believe somebody could find it in themselves to become genuinely ecstatic about the rhythm of the church, but there he was, almost squealing with joy over the idea of words like Maundy, Pentecost, Holy Names,…