It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. We are finishing a trip to Israel and I limited myself to a phone and typing with thumbs isn’t my thing. But I wanted to make one note before I get back to working on posts about the Israel trip.
Author Archives: Dan
The release we need in repentance
Lent is a season of contrition. It is sensing the sin against God and dealing with the ugliness. We have fallen short of the glory of God and there is a feeling in that, not just a forensic fact to have presented in court.
The purpose of Lent
“Lent is a season of repentance and preparation. In many churches, it is a time when those who will be baptized prepare for their new life with God. It is a time when those who have been estranged from the church can be reconciled to the body of believers. It is also a time forContinue reading “The purpose of Lent”
Exodus 24:12-19Psalm 99Philippians 3:7-14Matthew 17:1-9 The power of these passages set up against the approach of Ash Wednesday and Lent is incredible. The more I walk in the Anglican tradition and the flow of the Church calendar, the more I am in awe of the journey with Christ.
A generational upheaval
In the work I get to do, I meet people in organizations working with youth and children a lot. Over and over the deep concern in reaching children, educating children, etc., is the severe loss we have from COVID. There is a serious lag in development in an upcoming generation and we need to takeContinue reading “A generational upheaval”
I need to KNOW God
“We read in the Bible that the Word became flesh. It does not say the Word became ink. Not a book – the Word became a man and dwelt among us. And John said, “What we have heard, what we have seen, what we have handled, of the Word of truth, that declare we untoContinue reading “I need to KNOW God”
Why I follow Jesus
Lent is less than a week away. It is time for deep reflection on what Christ has done for us. It is a time of spiritual assessment. Why do I follow him? We follow Jesus because he succeeded where we failed. He resisted the temptations that have conquered us all… When we find ourselves trapped,Continue reading “Why I follow Jesus”
The river of God
We too often have become people who want to manipulate God and manipulate people. We love our formulas for success. We like our “ankle deep” relationship with God. We’re still fully in control. Read Ezekiel 47:1-12 HERE. The prayer revival at Asbury University has been going for a week. Visitors are coming so there areContinue reading “The river of God”
Christianity is not an “add on” in my life
For what we need more than goods is God; more than a living is life. Even though we build with our own hands a new world, if we find not God, our lives still are voids darkened by the lurking shadows of our own selfishness and echoing to the whimperings of children who won’t admitContinue reading “Christianity is not an “add on” in my life”
The beauty of the liturgical year
I grew up in a very different tradition than where I am now. It’s only in the last 5 years I have come fully into the Anglican tradition. Lent approaches and I am reading a new book on Lent by Esau McCaulley in preparation. I will then revisit Fleming Rutledge’s powerful book, The Crucifixion.