When the church gets out of the house...
You hear parents telling kids all the time, "you need to get out of the house and go do something." All kinds of organizations and professional sports leagues are sponsoring the idea that kids should get out and exercise at least an hour day. And it's not just a kid thing. It's not rocket since to buy into the idea that to . . .
Are we burying our talents in the pew?
For it (the kingdom of heaven) is just like a man about to go on a journey, who called his own slaves and entrusted his possessions to them. To one he gave five talents, to another, two, and to another, one, each according to his own ability; and he went on his journey. Matthew 25:14-15
This parable, along with the previous . . .
Repentance without Recrimination
But I have prayed especially for you [Peter], that your [own] faith may not fail; and when you yourself have turned again, strengthen and establish your brethren. Luke 22:32 Amplified
Remember Peter's brash proclamation that follows this statement -- "Lord, with you I am ready to go both to prison and to . . .
Where was Daniel when they were stoking the fiery furnace?
Then Nebuchadnezzar was full of fury and his facial expression was changed [to antagonism] against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Therefore he commanded that the furnace should be heated seven times hotter than it was usually heated. And he commanded the strongest men in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and to cast them . . .
A Kingdom Moment
So I am out in the front yard, trying my best to create a stone pathway alongside the driveway, when I hear this amazing melody coming out of the garage (I have Pandora going to keep me company in my labors.) It is familiar, but not common, and I pause with stepping stone in hand to try and identify it. The more I listen the more my soul is . . .
Start with “Why?”
This is a re-post of an article I wrote for House2House Magazine. As I told my good friend Keith Giles, the Managing Editor, it is probably somewhere between a rant and a cry for help...
Anyway, I hope it stimulates some thoughts about where God is leading each of us.
You know how it works…
We get all excited about what . . .
Be generous with your friendships...
We come to the end of our the five principles regarding church as authentic community from Wayne Jacobsen's book, Finding Church: What If There Really Is Something More?. As you might expect, this little consideration has generated no small amount of discussion about the validity of what he is proposing.
We all have our . . .