In Luke 21:1-4 there is the story of the poor widow who gave out of her poverty. This is a passage that came out when it was time to raise money for missions or a church project. The sermon would be about sacrificial giving.
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There are quotes and opening lines of books or articles that take my breath away. This one from Richard Foster did it for me this week: Oh, let me tell you how much God desires our presence. How much God longs to hear from us. How much God yearns to communicate with us. At theContinue reading “Soul journey”
I need the Church
I need the Church. While I struggle with the conservative American church expressions, I still love the Body of Christ and the holy catholic Church, as I profess every week in worship. This podcast is very special and worth your time. It’s James Bryan Smith remembering his friend Rich Mullins 25 years after Mullins’s death.Continue reading “I need the Church”
Lord, let me see again
Luke 18:35-43 It is my deep prayer that the American church will one day cry out again for mercy from the Lord Jesus Christ. To repent of their desire for power, repent of their greed, and call out on God’s mercy for the way they were complicit in racism and mistreatment of immigrants.
From George Floyd to white comfort
It’s been a little over three years since the murder of George Floyd. During COVID we came face to face with lynching and racism and couldn’t just pass on by because we were all stuck inside. So, what did we do? We turned phrases we didn’t understand (as White people) like “critical race theory” andContinue reading “From George Floyd to white comfort”
Arranging my life
While we lost a giant of the faith in Tim Keller just a few weeks ago, the giant I’ve missed is Dallas Willard. Another quote from him that settles my heart:
Our love affair with nostalgia
“Nostalgia is rarely antiquarian, a mere interest in history qua history. It is more commonly a sentimental pining for “the way it was.” Such nostalgia is always a form of arrested development. For example, there are sorts of nostalgia that are not-so-subtle longings for adolescence and thus resent adulthood. Many forms of collective nostalgia demonizeContinue reading “Our love affair with nostalgia”
We don’t have history… we have nostalgia
Generosity of life
Tish Harrison Warren gives a beautiful picture of Tim Keller in his generosity. This was the life he lived consistently.
Almighty God, on this day, through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, you revealed the way of eternal life to every race and nation: Pour out this gift anew, that by the preaching of the Gospel your salvation may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reignsContinue reading “Pentecost Sunday”