That is the great casualty of this life- we have become disconnected from this great embrace and allowed ourselves to be separated from the source of perfect freedom and perfect love. And it is this disconnection that, no matter the paths we have traveled or how it happened in each of our lives, has steadily closed us off from the life we were always meant to live, the life we were always meant to experience.Read more "Learning to See Beauty in the Wreckage…"
Living constantly in the burden and pain of our suffering can either become an end destination or a passageway for each of us.Read more "When Hope is Lost (A Lesson from Birds)…"
I got an email the other day asking about certain Old Testament passages that seem to contradict a few of my most recent posts I have written about how Christians ought to view politics and the government. Below is my response, which has been slightly edited from the original. When discussing how Christians ought to […]Read more "Out of Context…"
There has been increasing and bewildering confusion amongst Christians as to how we ought to engage with the political system, generally, and for whom we ought to vote, specifically.Read more "Was Jesus a Republican or Democrat?"
We are the hands and feet of Christ. The government is not. Donald Trump is not. Hillary Clinton is not. And whether they say they are “Christians” or not is utterly and spectacularly inconsequential. As we have outsourced our purpose as the Church to the government and politicians, we have failed our country and our communities.Read more "But What Can We Do? (Police Shootings and the Role of the Church)…"
Right now our conversations are not conservations. Our words quickly become angry, heated, non-loving diatribes with only one purpose… to win the argument and make the other person look bad. Our minds are made up and our ears are closed off to learning, understanding, and discovering truth from another perspective or angle. It is like two massive tectonic plates that continue to grind and push with immense force and ferocity… with the unfortunate consequence being wreckage and devastation. We are not better for it, nor is anyone else in the world.Read more "I Have Something to Say…"
Outside the Walls Podcast is a project in which I am finding new, creative, and fresh ways to reach people with the good news of the Kingdom of God.Read more "Listen to This…"