I had a friend who loved the opportunities he found along the way. He called them “divine appointments.” He would meet someone on a trip and a conversation would spark and after awhile it was clear the Holy Spirit had set something up. What was special about this friend was he didn’t run on aContinue reading “Divine appointments”
Category Archives: Holy Spirit
Humility is NOT worthlessness
Humility is to see things as they are. It isn’t to think of oneself as a worthless worm who God reluctantly redeemed. It is to fix our heart on God’s worth—which is the literal definition of worship—and know our worth in light of God’s worth. Jesus could be lowly and humble of heart because he knew who andContinue reading “Humility is NOT worthlessness”
Why we are still so LOST as an American church
I am re-reading a classic in my life: The Dynamics of Spiritual Life by Richard Lovelace. I found a used copy online and have begun a fresh journey through these pages. Lovelace, writing decades ago, gets at why we are in such a mess in our current spiritual state in the white conservative American church.Continue reading “Why we are still so LOST as an American church”
My goal for 2022: Create more mess
I’ve spent the last 4 years in flux and transition. I had been in ministry all my adult life and even in that role I was always in flux. Urban ministry was my context and the shifts I had in how I view ministry and being the Body of Christ in that context was aContinue reading “My goal for 2022: Create more mess”
Reading and listening that is challenging me in this new year
I’ve spent a full year away from ministry and shifting into a new phase of life. I am still in a steep learning curve, but along the way I am always finding joy.
The key to Pentecost
When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they wereContinue reading “The key to Pentecost”
The refreshing conversations in our lives
There are those moments in time where we may wonder, “Does God see us? Is he paying attention?” Maybe it’s more like, “What in the world is he doing?”
Jack Hayford — Confessions of a Stiff-Necked, Godly, Backslider
Listening to this message earlier this week, I was so deeply convicted by the Spirit and this word propelled my time away in prayer.
Jack Hayford — The Beauty of Spiritual Language
The communion of the Holy Spirit
Our church staff is reading John Bevere’s book on the Holy Spirit. There are some thoughts drawn from others who have fellowshipped in communion with the Holy Spirit that stirred my heart and thinking.