Once a month I get together with Rob, the priest of the church my wife attends, and we talk about a wide range of topics. As it happens, one day we were discussing how the church could get their story out into the community. And their story is quite unique in a variety of ways, not the least of which is that they are the only church . . .
The world has become such a scary place!
The world has never been an easy place. It is the dominion of the prince of the power of the air and as a consequence it is filled with unrest, hostility, hatred and sorrow. And the social and political events of the last few decades have increased the intensity of our sense of . . .
And He made a scourge of cords, and drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen; and He poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables..." John 2:15
There is no small amount of controversy about John's description of the cleansing of the temple in John chapter 2. . . .
When the wine ran out, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no wine left.”
Over the past year or so I have found myself increasingly interested in learning Jesus...not about him, but him. By this, I mean I have been drawn to a deeper and more intimate understanding of his . . .
Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?” “No, Lord,” she said. And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.” John 8:10-11
On the one hand, this is the redemptive end to a tale of exposure and failure as this women, caught in the very act of . . .
We are nearing the end of a discussion on our identity in Christ at a conference on the Dynamics of Organic Church, when someone chimes in, "So, where is the best place to learn this?"
Since I was leading the discussion, I responded, "right where you are."
"No, no, where is the best, the very best . . .
As believers we sure do seem to spend a lot of time talking about sin. Sin is the 'S' word that gets credit for everything from a wayward thought to a major transgression. It is at the heart of every fault and failure. And when taken to the furthest extent of its influence, it is responsible for every woe the world has known.. . .