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”

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”

Deconstructing and Reconstructing

To be fair, I haven’t had the kind of crisis of faith I’ve watched so many others undergo. But I’ve certainly had to step back and examine honestly where I’ve been complacent — or even complicit — in enabling others who have abused their power in the name of the Lord. It’s a process inContinue reading “Deconstructing and Reconstructing”

To Glimpse Heaven and All Its Power

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruitContinue reading “To Glimpse Heaven and All Its Power”