Holy Reverie Blog

Lent is like a box of chocolates...

Lent is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get! That is so true of Lent at Calvary! In a week’s time, we will enter into the sacred season of Lent, a time when we prepare for Easter, prepare for celebrating the fulfillment of Jesus’s mission on earth and the fulfillment of our great love story with God. Although Lent can be a time to prepare for Easter, that preparation can distract us from the real value of the season. When I was a kid, I always took the Lenten... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, February 26, 2014 | 0 comments
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Got religion?

One of my most challenging seminary assignments was to write a personal credo. It forced those of us who arrived on campus with vague theologies to think hard about what we really believed and articulate it in a coherent way. So much of what I had been taught in church made no sense to me--that the Bible is without error, for instance, or that Jesus had to die because of my wretchedness. Not surprisingly, I was possessed of a cantankerous surety about what I didn't believe.... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, February 19, 2014 | 1 comments
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Called to see the beautiful

On a recent trip to New Orleans, I found myself in front of one of William Eggleston's photographs at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. The piece, "Memphis (Woman with an Ankle Bracelet)," 1974, is nondescript at first glance, but I was soon captivated. The image is of a professional looking, middle-aged woman sitting on a low concrete wall in a neighborhood, probably somewhere in Midtown or High Point. She has a stack of files in her lap and next to her is a short pole wrapped in a chain. She... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, February 12, 2014 | 0 comments
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Why should the church be involved in race and reconciliation?

Last Friday I was interviewed by WMC TV anchor Ursula Madden. She was interested in talking about the upcoming program at Calvary on race and reconciliation, but one of her questions caught me by surprise. She asked “why should the church be involved in race and reconciliation?” I was surprised because the purpose of churches is to reconcile people with God and with each other. Reconciliation is what we are all about!   Reconciliation is a turning toward the good,... Read More
Posted by Robyn Maudlin at Wednesday, February 5, 2014 | 1 comments
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