A Mending Shift

a bird sings, not because if has an answer to give, but because it has a song to sing … this is my song

Glass-half-wicked or glass-half-good?

| June 28, 2011

ShareSitting on a jury is an interesting experience. It taught me a lot about how important our starting-place presumptions about people are. Let me explain. One of the most important factors of our justice system is that people accused of a crime must be viewed as innocent. Your mindset as a jury is that indeed [...]

The “Other”

| May 26, 2011

Share What if we viewed the “others” as our brothers and sisters? What if we cast aside the destructive label of “them” and exchanged it for “us”? What we didn’t operate through then lenses of labels, countries, and borders? What if we saw “others” as fellow humans with the same blood coursing through both our [...]

God, Show Me Your Love

| May 16, 2011

Share Last Tuesday afternoon I was driving home from work. While slowing for traffic, I offered up this simply prayer, “God, show me your love in a tangible way. Please, I need to know it.” Now what I was really praying was for God to convey his love through a mystical experience where I got [...]

Video reading of my letter to Gays and Lesbians (GLBT): I Stand With You

| May 15, 2011

ShareHere is a personal video of me reading my letter to homosexuals: I Stand With You. If you know someone who you feel needs to hear this, please feel free to pass it on. To be honest, I wrestled with the decision to record this video, but decided to so there is a person behind [...]

Letter to Gays and Lesbians (LGBT): I Stand With You

| May 11, 2011

Share [Leerlo en Español] [Watch the video reading] I don’t know what it is like to be black and carry the weight of years of oppression and racism on my shoulders. To pull myself up out of that oppression. To feel different and lacking simply because of the color of my skin. I am white. [...]

Atheist TV meets Christian Inclusion

| April 7, 2011

ShareCheck out my friend, Chad Holtz, as a guest on The Atheist Perspective. (Feed viewers, see video below) The Atheist Perspective – 4/5/2011 from Jamie Jamison on Vimeo. Chad’s closing words: My closing remarks on the show were in response to the question, “What is heaven?”   I’d love to hear your thoughts on this…. [...]

Wounded Image of God, The Conversation Continues…

| April 19, 2009

Share I have been blessed by all the comments of men and women who shared over the past few weeks regarding the Wounded Image of God.(if you haven’t, swing on by to the post to read the comments…you’ll be moved). To be honest, the response has surprised me. It was a post I had to [...]

The Wounded Image of God

| April 2, 2009

SharePlease allow me to humbly share my witness to a deep wound that showed up at the Emerging Church Post-Conference Conversation in Albuquerque. This wound was expressed quietly all weekend long but finally came festering to the surface during the last morning of our time together. It is a wound shared by many of those [...]

Rum and Restoration

| March 18, 2009

Share At first blush, the scene seems all too familiar.  An outdoor fire crackling in the corner.  A circle of six men laughing about everything under the moon. A table with pizza, rum, wine, Guinness, and a margarita. Lit cigars wafting into the air and soaking the clothes. But that is at first blush. A [...]

Unmuted

| February 23, 2009

Share Three years ago a friend of mine lost his voice and became mute, but yesterday morning his Papa unmuted him and is giving him his voice back. That sentence may not make any sense to you, but to my friend and me it rings of Papa’s unrelenting grace and restoration. Yesterday morning was a [...]

Brian McLaren on the Emerging Church Conference, March 20-22 in New Mexico

| February 21, 2009

ShareHere is a short video with Brian McLaren and Spencer Burke sharing their excitement and thoughts about the upcoming Emerging Church Conference in New Mexico, March 20-22. What excites me is the conversation that will ensue when progressive Roman Catholics, Mainline Liberals, and Evangelical Conservatives come together to listen, learn, and grow in friendship with [...]

WALL-E and Me

| February 9, 2009

Share Have you seen WALL-E? I have, and this simple “kids” movie rocked me.  For this post, I will show you an image from the movie with my reflections following right after… Everyone but one (WALL-E) is blindly following the lines, nodding to the images on their screen, and mindlessly going on with their existence. [...]

Sin

| January 30, 2009

Share This truth-gem is from David: Sin is … … … the beginning of empathy.

The Universal Problem of Being a Zax

| January 28, 2009

Share I forgot all about this little story until our kids watched it the other day (RSS viewers, you’ll need to visit the site to view the above video). Dr. Suess pinpointed the major problem that plagues most of us…an unwillingness to learn or budge. Or better said, our self-induced stubbornness and lack of love. [...]

Blogging Out Peace and Hope in Gaza

| January 20, 2009

Share For the past year, two men — one Israeli, one Palestinian — have been blogging about their lives on opposite sides of the Israeli-Gaza border. One goes by the screen-name Hope Man (Israeli Eric Yellin), and the other, Peace Man (Palestinian — name not given for safety concerns). They purposely share the same blog. [...]

Four Sacred Words

| January 4, 2009

Share I Will Be There. A friend emailed me needing an ear/presence/guidance/advice because of some of the stuff they were going through. Just earlier that morning, as I was in prayer while fasting from the Lord’s supper, I asked God to show me how I can become a living Eucharist—being broken and poured out for [...]

Our Best Christmas Ever

| December 22, 2008

Share Wow. So I am writing this on the heals of our families’ Advent Conspiracy Celebration night (you can click on the Transform Your Christmas image on the right-sidebar for more info). Our goal for the last month was to skimp and save money in order to help those who do not have water to [...]

Leave a Video Comment — An Invitation

| December 12, 2008

Share If you blog, or comment on blogs, chances are you have developed some pretty cool cyber-friendships. But have you ever wondered what your cyber-friends really look and sound like? Well I have. So here is my weekend challenge for you: leave a video comment on this post. Here are some ideas: Introduce yourself Say [...]

What if There Were Only Seven?

| December 3, 2008

Share What if there was only seven people that went to gathered as the church? Would that be enough? Would Jesus still show up? Would Jesus still care? Would grace still appear? Would deep worship take place? Would an awe settle in? Would lives be changed? Would transformation happen? Would healing be present in hearts? [...]

A Touching Letter in Reply to “Our Little Conspiracy”

| November 20, 2008

Share I wanted to share a touching personal letter I received from a good friend (who lives in the States) in response to Our Little Conspiracy. Read and be encouraged as I was: Hey Jeromy and Jonathan, I have to tell you how much your posts on the water/well thing for Christmas have struck me. [...]