Aaron J Smith
The Christian Spirituality of Being Human
Created 29 Apr 2021
  • Birth
    21 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    Lectionary Readings: Daniel 12.1-3 Psalm 16 Hebrews 10.11-25 Mark 13.1-8 The temple in Jerusalem was supposed to be unshakable, unmovable, unending. As the disciples marveled at its sheer size, its st...
  • Out of Nothing
    14 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    Lectionary readings: 1 Kings 17:8–16 Psalm 146 Hebrews 9:24–28 Mark 12:38–44 She loved faithfulness more than money. She loved integrity more than money. She loved righteousness more than money. This ...
  • Much More Important
    06 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
    Lectionary Readings: Deuteronomy 6.1-9 Psalm 119.1-8 Hebrews 9.11-14 Mark 12.28-34 I want to be loved. It is my deepest desire, and my deepest fear is that I won’t be loved. I have what’s called an an...
  • Call Him Here - Proper 25 2021
    29 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    Lectionary Readings- Old Testament: Jeremiah 31:7–9 Psalm 126 New Testament: Hebrews 7:23–28 Gospel: Mark 10:46–52 The gatekeepers of this world stand proud, haughty, wielding power to keep their auth...
  • The Man of Sorrows
    22 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    Lectionary readings: Old Testament: Isaiah 53.4–12 Psalm: 91.9–16 New Testament: Hebrews 5.1–10 Gospel: Mark 10.35–45 God is with the lowly. It’s something we say, something we treasure, something we ...
  • The Anxiety of God
    16 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    I wonder if God ever gets anxious. Like not worried or nervous, but anxious. It’s that gut-wrenching feeling, the pit in your stomach, the racing heart, reticulating thoughts, shallow breath, “Oh God,...
  • Incarnation
    07 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    With a cry and a shout baby Jesus came out of the womb where divine was knit flesh. With a groan and a bleed Mary on her knees Passed the placenta of God. This is divinity’s collision into humanity an...
  • A Pentecost People - New Creation
    13 Jun 2021 • 5 min read
    In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The world hurts all around us. From death to illness to corruption to systemic evil, there is pain and suffering almost everywhere we look....
  • Sad Writing
    21 May 2021 • 2 min read
    I’m writing a book. I don’t want to say too much about it at this point, but I need to tell you a bit about it for the sake of clarity. It’s a book about finding that Jesus is already in our suffering...
  • Abraham the Good Man
    02 May 2021 • 4 min read
    Was Abraham a good man? Isaac wondered this about his father as they walked down the mountain. He had always looked up to his father, but now, things felt different. I mean, this is the man who had ju...
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