In a way, being generous child of God is like playing with house money: there is never an end to the amazing things the grace of God can and will do!
Affliction and Preparation
... our present affliction isn’t an accident of history that leaves us as victims. All things, even our present affliction, prepare us for God’s glory to dwell in us even more richly.
New Project, Longer Post Times
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.
His Poverty, Our Riches
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!
The Real Thing
It’s in those defeated pockets of our hearts that God in Christ is at work, bringing life out of death.
Point of View
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 …