An assistant’s last week at L’Arche is often emotional for a variety of reasons. It’s difficult to say goodbye after bonding with core members who completely depend on you. It’s hard to say goodbye to assistants from different countries not sure if your paths will ever intersect again in some cases. It’s hard to say … Continue reading →
As societal issues of the past seem to resurface themselves in the future (often times in a more formidable way) it is worthwhile to ask if the same institutions in the past that advocated for specific issues then are still relevant to speak out about those same issues now. Therefore, is the Church looking at the police brutality epidemic that continues to plague African-American communities around this country? If so, what are we saying about it and how are we taking action?
Dancing, Arson, and a Plain Reading of Scripture: Brian Zahnd and Austin Fischer Debate Two New Calvinists in Chicago
Last Wednesday, Zondervan and the Sojourn Network (a New Calvinist church planting group) partnered to sponsor a debate on Calvinism in Chicago. The debate featured four participants: Daniel Montgomery and Timothy Paul Jones representing Calvinism, al…
10 books that have “stayed” with me or have had a long lasting impact.
My new tagline “practical spirituality” and two stories of love and gratitude from The Spacious Heart: Room for Spiritual Awakening by Donald Clymer and Sharon Clymer Landis. Do you resonate with the experiences shared by Don and Sharon? What do you think of my new tagline? Can you suggest a better alternative? I’m open to ideas!
Suicide is a topic shrouded in silence, a dark phenomena often known more intimately than we dare admit. The closer suicide or its temptation touches our lives, the less likely we are to put our knowledge into our words. Many of us have wrestled wit…
Could Jesus read and write? It is a provocative question that not many people seriously consider, and yet is also plagued with assumptions, both in the affirmative and the negative. It is also a question with profound historical and theological consequences. In Jesus Against the Scribal Elite, Chris Keith builds upon some of his earlier […]
On Sunday Greg tweeted the following:
Love IS a tremendous risk. But if humans ever concluded the risk was not worth it, we likely become extinct rather quickly. …
Yes, love is risky. It costs us everything, and we sometimes
Today’s text is from Matthew 25. Note: This is an adaptation of a sermon given at Garden Park Church. When I graduated seminary, Elise and I took a weekend trip up in the Yosemite area of the California mountains. I found us a nice bed a breakfast and our weekend was gloriously filled with nothing. [...]
Last night we continued in our series at Pangea Communities called Threads. This is a look at our core values as a church and how when we weave them together, they produce what Paul calls “a tapestry of love.” [PODCAST] The value we covered in our latest worship gathering is STORY–We choose to live into [Read More...]
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