God is rich. The place where he is described rich is Ephesians 2:4. The only description of God as “rich” is here. But God, being rich in mercy…
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Quit separating faith and works
“The basic problem is: What is right living? And life is indivisible. The inner sphere is never isolated from outward activities. Deed and thought are bound into one. All a person thinks and feels enters everything he does, and all he does is involved in everything he thinks and feels.” — Thunder in the Soul:Continue reading “Quit separating faith and works”
The question of FAITH
3 Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. 4 Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on. 5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to theContinue reading “The question of FAITH”
Two forgotten heroes in the early Jesus narrative
Two people I am fascinated with in the early narrative of Jesus: Simeon and Anna. Both waiting. Both longing. Both rewarded after decades of waiting.
Faith… I just KNOW
I’ve spent this morning contemplating Hebrews 11… and faith… and I find myself overwhelmed by the presence of the Spirit. It has sustained me for hours.
The reminder of gratitude and service
Luke 17:1-10 is a challenge to my pride. Verse 5, the disciples are so challenged they call out: “Increase our faith!” (This is something we think we need in our day… more faith.) Jesus’s response lets them (and us) know the true power of the Kingdom: we don’t need “more faith.” We need faith inContinue reading “The reminder of gratitude and service”
The Memorial Stones
And Joshua set up at Gilgal the twelve stones they had taken out of the Jordan. He said to the Israelites, “In the future when your descendants ask their parents, ‘What do these stones mean?’ tell them, ‘Israel crossed the Jordan on dry ground.’ For the Lord your God dried up the Jordan before youContinue reading “The Memorial Stones”
Won’t He Do It?
Our Old Testament Scripture reading for this Sunday (2nd Sunday of Lent) is from Genesis 15. Abram was doubting the promises of God. He didn’t have a son. He wasn’t getting any younger. How would it happen? God shows up. I thought of this song reading this text:
A beautiful articulation of faith and life
The interview is longer, but if you start at around 3:20, the guest, Dua Lipa, asks the host, Stephen Colbert, a question like she is interviewing him rather than him interviewing her. What I deeply admire about Colbert is his ability to articulate a deep answer on the spot. He even quotes literature on theContinue reading “A beautiful articulation of faith and life”
More thoughts on deconstruction and reconstruction
Scot McKnight has been walking through some structure of what it may mean to reconstruct faith after the battle to deconstruct as someone walks through the minefield of our current religious landscape. He writes behind a paywall, so I will list some things here.