The Wandering Sleeper, pt 3

The Wandering Sleeper, pt 3

In John's Gospel, one of the stories that we have about who Jesus is, we find Jesus healing a man who was blind with some dirt and spit. That's crazy, yes, but that's not even the most fascinating part of the story. The religious authorities of the day go investigate the healing. "How could the kingdom of God be upon this man?" they probably said to each other. Back then, the religious authorities believed that this man was blind because his parents must have sinned. They sinned, therefore God made him blind. What's…Read more
The Wandering Sleeper, pt 2

The Wandering Sleeper, pt 2

A couple of years ago, my friend Will and I were a little fed up with our church leaders telling us where God was and where God was not. We needed a change. So, every day when we felt like we were being given a short-changed good news message of God's work in the world we would hop in Will's car and head downtown to hang out with some friends on the street. In collaboration with a non-profit that was providing meals for those who found themselves on the streets, we found ourselves…Read more
The Wandering Sleeper

The Wandering Sleeper

One evening a couple of Christmas' ago I was driving from Miami to Orlando when I stopped to see a friend in West Palm Beach. After my limit of two beers and great conversation, I headed back on the road at around 1 o'clock in the morning. At this point, the fog had rolled in. Only, this was not your normal morning fog-on-your-commute-to-work kind of fog. This was a slow your speed down to 30 mph on a major highway and pray you are on the road still, kind of fog. As I…Read more