The Lilies of the Field: Jesus and the Third-Person Perspective of God

The most recent post in this series, which introduced the third-person perspective of God — meeting God in the awe- and wonder-inspiring web of life — used the prologue of the Gospel according to John as its jumping off point. We saw how over the centuries, Christian mystics and theologians have developed the idea of … Continue reading The Lilies of the Field: Jesus and the Third-Person Perspective of God

My God and Your God: Jesus and the Second-Person Perspective of God

The other day, we looked the knowledge and experience of God as a relationship. Today, we're going to see how this plays out in the life of Jesus. It should come as no surprise that the second-person — relational or personal — perspective of God is the primary way knowing God is expressed in the … Continue reading My God and Your God: Jesus and the Second-Person Perspective of God

The Judas Within: A Reflection on Wednesday of Holy Week

"Course he isn't safe, but he is good. He is not a tame lion." These are the oft-quoted words with which C.S. Lewis describes Aslan, his Christ-figure from The Chronicles of Narnia. They are 'oft-quoted' because they hit at something profoundly true about Jesus. He is not safe. He doesn't fit into our preconceived notions … Continue reading The Judas Within: A Reflection on Wednesday of Holy Week

This Hour: A Reflection on Tuesday of Holy Week

There was a great New Yorker cartoon the other day that featured a woman looking down to the empty streets below and saying into her phone, “We’re in the part of the movie that’s usually a montage.” This desire to speed up time and just get through to the other side of this pandemic been … Continue reading This Hour: A Reflection on Tuesday of Holy Week

The Sign of Lazarus: A Reflection on John 11

Well, here in Toronto we've now entered our third week of strong public health measures intended to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on our city and healthcare system. And, while it's early days yet, indications suggest that it's starting to work. And thank God for that. And yet, as much as these measures are a … Continue reading The Sign of Lazarus: A Reflection on John 11