And he is the head of the body, the church… (Col. 1:18) There are little snippets from Colossians and Ephesians that cause my heart to leap out of my love for the Church. They give me life and hope all over again. While I am hard on what I see in the white conservative AmericanContinue reading “This deep love for the Church”
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Oh, the places we’ve been, Pt. 2
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.
Oh, the places we’ve been
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 ofContinue reading “Oh, the places we’ve been”
The body of Christ — we need each other
1Co 12:26 — 1Co 12:27 If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part gets the glory, all the parts celebrate with it. You are the body of Christ and parts of each other.
We may not think much of the Church in our American angst. We complain. We argue. We are always quick to point out what is “wrong” with the Church. Every particular season I will come across dozens of articles about what NOT to preach on a particular Sunday. (“Make sure you avoid these THREE mistakesContinue reading “Church bashing”
Walking as children of God
Why the CHURCH is so vital
This is a post that won’t make the Huff and Puff Post (aka, the “Huffington Post”). It’s not filled with angst or disillusionment over the “Church.” So, about 3 people will read this. Angst sells. We get so fed up with our tiny little views of “the Church” and think it’s all about what isContinue reading “Why the CHURCH is so vital”
My Great Loves
Happy Valentine’s Day! I confess my great loves today. First is my great love for God. I spent this weekend in a “silent” retreat contemplating Ephesians 1-3. I love Ephesians. For the past 15 plus years of my life it has been bedrock to my life. Once again I was blown away by my God’sContinue reading “My Great Loves”