Author Archives: Jared Moore

When the River Flows Backwards

Don’t feel sorry for us. We’re ok. And we’re going to be ok. But the last two years of our lives together have aged us and strained us and bent us into contortions befitting the ancient tradition of Kama Sutra. … Continue reading

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When the Whale Doesn’t Come

This post isn’t for you. It’s for me and for those who have found themselves lost at sea. It’s one o’clock in the morning. The wind is blowing outside and the hum of the box fan propped up in the … Continue reading

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Setting the Table; An Invitation to Belong

When I was a child, my grandparents had a working ranch near Dodge City, Kansas. It was a couple thousand acres sprawled across sandy slopes of alfalfa and corn bordered by the Arkansas River on the north that always ran … Continue reading

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Is This What Lent Feels Like?

Today’s daily readings sunk into my belly like molten lead. The Psalmist has that kind of wild-eyed desperation as he cries, “Make haste to save me, oh God!” But God and haste don’t usually go well together. And later, “…I’ve … Continue reading

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The Chemistry of the Kingdom

I took a vow once to underline every verse in Matthew that started out with the phrase, “the kingdom of heaven is like…”. My self-diagnosed ADD made sure it was a temporary vow. I like going back and meditating on … Continue reading

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Reasons I Use the Book of Common Prayer

On a whim a several years ago I bought an inexpensive copy of the Book of Common Prayer. When the Amazon package showed up on my door I opened it, thumbed through it, found the “Dearly beloved, we have gathered … Continue reading

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Audio for Prayer

Hey, CoreConf16ers, here is the audio file to download. It’s 15 minutes long, which is a perfect amount of time for quieting your heart throughout the day. Use it as you will. -Pastor Jared  

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Bend and See

In the stale rhythm of winter one thing circulates through my mind. It’s the knowing that Spring is next. Does it come in March or April? I can never remember. Even after 34 rhythms of Spring-coming-after-Winter, it still surprises me. … Continue reading

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Killing Gungor

 The blood still stains the teeth of theologian yard dogs after they  encircled and mauled their victims the last few weeks. They follow the headlines and the rumors and the scent of blood and without questioning, without hesitating, without knowing, … Continue reading

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Feel called to the ministry?

Ministry isn’t a position. It’s a posture. Stop waiting for a title. Be a servant. If you feel called, but don’t know exactly what you are supposed to do, DO EVERYTHING. Take every opportunity. Serve until your soul bleeds. Minister … Continue reading

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