I began this site “Apprentice2Jesus” years ago in a hunger to learn more about spiritual disciplines in the tradition of Dallas Willard and Richard Foster. Dallas has been a major influence in my learning so I used a phrase of his to communicate my desire.Continue reading “Life’s major shifts”
There are two books I am thankful for as they speak to a key issue of change in the time of coronavirus. One is The Way Up is Down by Marlena Graves. This is a book that will be releasing soon and I HIGHLY recommend you get it. She is a powerful writer and also brings the perspective of a Puerto Rican woman.
The second is Canoeing the Mountains by Tod Bolsinger. This one has been significant because the American Church is in a DEEP culture shift and we simply don’t know what to do about it.Continue reading “Hard categories need breaking in the time of coronavirus”
With a National Emergency called, churches have responded more and more by cancelling Sunday services. There is, of course, an abundance of online options. For someone sacramental, and one who has just simply enjoyed the fellowship of believers on a regular basis, this has hit me hard. Our own church is saying the next service will be Palm Sunday. (We can adjust back, of course.)Continue reading “Church in the Time of the Coronavirus”
Julie Roys is a journalist who has exposed massive corruption in key ministries and her message is this: God isn’t finished cleaning his house.
I am in the process of discernment concerning ordination in the Anglican Church in North America. As part of that process we were invited to attend the diocese annual synod and the clergy conference before the synod.Continue reading “Like water to my soul”
I love John Crist’s videos. News of years of sexual harassment and misconduct broke earlier this week. Yet another failure.Continue reading “The painful purifying of the American Church”
All Saint’s Day – November 1st
Today (October 31st) is “All Hallow’s Eve”, Tomorrow, “All Hallow’s Day”, (hallows = saints) or Hallowmas (mas= Mass), or better known as “All Saint’s Day”, and Saturday will be “All Soul’s Day”!Continue reading “All Saints Day”
A head scratching parable for me is found in Luke 16. It is the parable of the “shrewd manager”. It’s such an odd passage that most commentaries will simply state it’s an odd passage and difficult to interpret.Continue reading “Being validated in our lostness”
17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. 18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” (Matthew 16:17-19, NIV)Continue reading “The community of Christ is being built”
Willow Creek has had scandal hit it in the last several months. The way forward is repentance, which does not seem to be happening very well.Continue reading “The way forward is repentance not just policy changes”