If we aren’t living like Christ presently, when times are relatively good, then we will never live like Christ if times get really difficult in the future.Read more "finding life in a chaotic world…"
One Sunday we showed up at our rented church building. Someone had spray painted a Nazi swastika on the front of the building.Read more "being Jesus to atheists, homosexuals, and abortionists…"
There is a beautiful word… an elegant descriptor… that has been maligned, tarnished, lampooned, distorted, and completely misunderstood. It is a name many have abandoned for all of it’s negative connotations and ugly stereotypes. But this bruised and battered identifier… this lowly mark tossed carelessly to the side by a cynical generation… is finally being rediscovered, reclaimed, renewed, and washed clean by those hungry to wear it and hold it high for the world to see clearly. The word is Evangelical.Read more "why I am an evangelical…"
God, our communities are in desperate need of selfless souls who love each other and seek out the Truth in love and who can hear Truth in love without egos and attitudes. Please forgive us for our arrogance, pride, and love of our sin and waywardness. Give us hearts that welcome the truth told to us in love. Begin with me.Read more "You Can’t Judge Me…"
I can come to no other conclusion through good conscience, and as one who uncompromisingly follows the way of Jesus Christ, that not only can I not kill my enemy or have someone do it on my behalf or with my support, I can not even hate my enemy, avenge the wrong he has done to me, or be angry with him- for all other laws have been transcended with a higher law of love, non-resistance, and non-retaliation to evil.Read more "Breaking Silence…"
“You will be the servant and I will be the master,” my oldest daughter declared to my youngest daughter as they played together the day before Christmas.Read more "master or servant…"
While I have no expectation of the average person to stand against the cyclical patterns of aggression and follow the words and life of Jesus by loving our enemies, blessing those who curse us, and forgiving those who trespass against us, there is a very real expectation for those who do profess to follow Jesus to actually follow this way.Read more "a koran. a mosque. and jesus."