This Kind of Jesus

Gina Butz faith 0 Comments

When I worked in campus ministry, I had a student insist to me that Jesus was white, because she’d “seen the pictures.” Yeah. I’ve seen the pictures too. Jesus always looks so serene and other worldly, like in that one where He’s standing outside the door in a halo of sunlight. I get the feeling that if I were to …

The World Is Dark, but We Know the Light

Gina Butz Christmas, grace, hope, loved, peace 0 Comments

This has been a divisive year. Lines have been drawn and ugliness has risen to the surface in many places. Sometimes┬áthe darkness feels all too strong. Jesus understands that kind of world. When he entered it, the Jewish people had endured 400 years of silence from God. They lived under the oppressive rule of Rome. Soldiers walked the streets. Riots …

Acquainted with grief

Gina Butz grief 0 Comments

This past year, through a variety of means, I have become more acquainted with grief. I am often caught off guard by how quickly I am brought to tears by a song on the radio, a gracious comment from a friend, a conversation with a loved one, pondering about all that we have been through this year. This reminds me …