Spirituality

Ezra, Helper 150 150 Andrew Hicks

Ezra, Helper

I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my first child: Ezra Neal Hicks. As I am waiting I wrote this poem reflecting on the meaning of Ezra’s name in Hebrew.…

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Programed for Futility 150 150 Andrew Hicks

Programed for Futility

My friend Rebekah and I were recently talking about strange and seemingly absurd art pieces. She told me about several, but the one that stuck with me the most is…

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A Peaceful Urgency 150 150 Andrew Hicks

A Peaceful Urgency

Many things that are frequently said among my Pastor peers makes me uncomfortable or upset. One thing in particular has been bothering me even more lately. I think we have…

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Everyday Mystics

for Christ plays in ten thousand places, lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his To the Father through the features of men’s faces – Gerald Manley Hopkins I…

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Faith After Doubt: A Review 1024 683 Andrew Hicks

Faith After Doubt: A Review

Brian D. McLaren is the author of Faith After Doubt: Why Your Beliefs Stopped Working and What to Do About It. Shout out to my friend Mike Branch for sending me…

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lex orandi, lex credendi 768 1024 Andrew Hicks

lex orandi, lex credendi

I am a fan of Sarah Barton’s Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership. In the book she references several fragments of prayers from Ted Loder’s Guerrillas of Grace. Because I am such…

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Powerful Prayers

I have recently become a fan of Richard Beck’s blog Experimental Theology. He recently published a post where he shared a prayer from Every Moment Holy that he particularly enjoyed. Shamelessly, I…

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