It was over 20 years ago I picked up a book that helped me understand how I was wired. The realization in my life at the time was I was wired for urban life. It wasn’t about “gentrification” or some nirvana feel of high end coffee shops and five star restaurants in proximity to billion dollar sports stadiums.
Further thoughts on churches we’ve visited since the first of the year…
Through the first four months of this year, we’ve visited all kinds of churches. We have come away with a deeper appreciation and love for the Body of Christ and how it is expressed in so many ways. Continue reading “Oh, the places we’ve been, Pt. 2”
In 9 days we pack up a moving truck and begin a new phase of our lives. In the last four months, we have been able to see God do incredible things to prepare the way for us.
We’ve also had the incredible opportunity to visit all kinds of churches and see the Body of Christ in worship. While I am still hard on my own tribe (evangelicals) because we’re simply not ready for what is ahead in our culture (and I’m not sure just how many churches are), I am far more positive about the Body of Christ than before. Continue reading “Oh, the places we’ve been”
“The logic of worldly success rests on a fallacy: the strange error that our perfection depends on the thoughts and opinions and applause of other men! A weird life it is, indeed, to be living always in somebody else’s imagination, as if that were the only place in which one could at last become real!” — Thomas Merton, Seven Storey Mountain
Abiding in the Lord will build us. It will train us.
Busyness will drain us. Continue reading “The sin of hurry”
There is one couple who has been a constant in ministry my whole adult life in training for ministry and then ministry. As we have our “last suppers” with friends here in Minnesota, we said goodbye to my spiritual father. Continue reading “In the presence of spiritual giants”