Jennifer Bailey

Recent Entries

Where Two or Three Are Gathered

Every two weeks, I have a standing date with three of my favorite people in the world. We gather online over laptops and lunches in Boston, New York, and Nashville for a time of communal learning and fellowship. Together we form quite the motley millennial crew.

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April 22, 2015

On Mountains and Empty Spaces

I was in the passenger seat of my friend Danielle’s Ford Focus riding across the American southwest in route to California from Tennessee. One of the first things I noticed on our cross-country road trip is how different empty space looks depending on the location

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February 10, 2014

Seeking the Kingdom—and Finding It

I have a confession to make: There is nothing I love more than a good Sunday morning worship service. There is something about entering into a sanctuary full of saints believing, singing, crying, praising, and lamenting as one that makes me feel utterly alive.

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January 26, 2014

God is Hungry

“For I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing…Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” –Matthew 25:35-40, NIV

God is hungry and waiting to be fed. This hunger is reflected each day in the faces of children standing in long soup kitchen lines and in the panicked voices of desperate fathers searching for a way to put food on the table for their families. Each day their numbers grow as God waits to be fed, the text of Matthew 25 resounding in repetition. When God’s creatures are hungry, God is hungry. Through the living witness of my work I have come to believe that our God is one who laments with us and feels the depths of our pain.

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January 22, 2013