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Embracing the Uncertain

Just turning on the news shows that we live in uncertain times. Economic instabilities, eruptions of violence, and natural catastrophes can alter the lives and landscapes of entire communities. Our individual lives are often just as unsteady: relationships can break, plans can falter, confidence can fail. Most of us find uncertainty uncomfortable, preferring stability and a predictable future to an unknown fate. We are wired to want to control our destiny. But this Lent, instead of ignoring or hiding from life’s uncertainties, you are invited to follow Jesus’ path to Jerusalem, engage uncertainty with confidence and find a stronger faith along the way. Inspired by a Lenten study of the same title by Magrey deVega.

The Uncertainty of Mortality

Last week’s “connection question” in worship had to do with the transgression that was most likely to get you in serious trouble when you were a kid. A lot of people said “talking back” was that “unforgivable sin.” Well, you might notice that there’s a lot of “talking back” in today’s Bible story — a […]

The Uncertainty of Worry

My weekly e-newsletter from UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center included an article this week entitled: “World Happiness Report Finds That People Are Feeling Worse.” This report ranks countries according to their overall level of happiness based on survey responses to the Gallup World Poll. It is a survey which has been conducted annually since […]

The Uncertainty of Forgiveness

One of the most difficult and most courageous of spiritual practices is the practice of forgiveness. I call it a spiritual “practice” intentionally, because it is something that does not come naturally; it is something that we need to work at, over and over. Just as surely as learning to play the piano, or to […]

The Uncertainty of Faith

When the world shifts under your feet, challenging your assumptions, how does it feel to pray the father’s prayer, to ask Jesus for help where your own faith falls short? Or what about praying to achieve the calm and relaxed state of holding the two together — the comfort and the discomfort?