Let Us Take the Adventure Jesus Has for Us

I shared recently that I just finished reading The Chronicles of Narnia again. There was a phrase that I noticed was repeated many times from the first book to the last: “Let us take the adventure Aslan has for us.” The context is important, as these words are usually spoken at a time of uncertainty, risk, and even danger. It’s not clear what will happen next or even if the outcome will be positive or whether they will even survive. But there is no going back. The only option is to press on, to move forward with faith and confidence in Aslan, the Christ figure in the stories.

Grief, Gratitude, Glory: Remembering Pastor David Jordan-Haas

I have loved being in so many psalms, particularly the lament psalms. It has been a year of grief and lament as we have lived through many transitions, retirements, the experience of COVID-19, the economic insecurity and, the racial injustice that so many are experiencing. But for me, and I think for many, the year of lament started and was most profoundly experienced when pastor David went to glory a year ago this Saturday, July 18.