Hello everyone. I'm sorry it's been a while since my last post, but a new project/problem has arisen in my community that has been taking a great deal of my time, in addition to my pastoral duties.
A community centered on the grace of a king who became poor so that we might become rich is a group of men and women who seek ways to enrich the lives and hearts of their brothers and sisters such that all are fed and made whole.
True generosity produces life, and lessens our desire to hang on to the things that must ultimately pass away.
If following Jesus means anything, it must mean making room for others who don’t deserve the mercy extended to them.
The church's strangeness is its willingness to surrender, its willingness to throw down its "arms" and declare the good news that in Jesus Christ, we have peace with God. The war is over!
It’s in those defeated pockets of our hearts that God in Christ is at work, bringing life out of death.
We are called to be resurrection people! That’s a point of view everyone ought to have the privilege of seeing.
Great writers and thinkers have a way of expressing things that take your breath away. I had such an experience today as I finished up NT Wright's 2018 Gifford Lectures. I want to share that quote with you: “When we ‘read backwards’ we discover that this was after all the means by which the true …
Our living, and yes, even our dying has a blueprint given in the Son. It is the way of the cross, and it is hard and unrelenting at times. However, we can live and give ourselves away, just as he did, because we belong to the only One with the power to save.
What I have found to be so achingly true and beautiful will be swallowed up in the life of God, thus it is eternal, and shall never die.