The image bearers and a broken creation

We are reading through Lisa Sharon Harper’s excellent book The Very Good Gospel in a small group at our church for Lent. It is a powerful book focusing on the broken relationships we see all around and the longing to restore shalom in the world. One example: When we deprive people of the ability toContinue reading “The image bearers and a broken creation”

Where am I found?

15 While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. 16 When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with taxContinue reading “Where am I found?”

Book Review — The Very Good Gospel

The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right by Lisa Sharon Harper My rating: 5 of 5 stars Lisa Sharon Harper has one of the best calls to “SHALOM” I’ve read in quite some time. She is in the vein of Walter Brueggemann, who writes the introduction for her book. Harper tacklesContinue reading “Book Review — The Very Good Gospel”

Remembering what Christ demonstrated for US to do

Dear Church,Stop gathering around the name of Jesus while ignoring the ways of Jesus.Remember the poor.Visit the prisoner.Feed the hungry.Clothe the naked.Welcome the stranger.Deliver the oppressed.Serve the least.And rise for the marginalized.He waits for us there.— Carlos A. Rodríguez (@HappySonship) December 18, 2018

The mind set on God — true abundance

Reading for today: Psalm 42, 43, 85, 86 Gen. 46:1-7, 28-34 1 Cor. 9:1-15 Mark 6:47-56 Our need is to turn our minds to Christ. Our problem is that we are self-obsessed. “Teach me your way, Lord; so that I can walk in your truth. Make my heart focused only on honoring your name.” —Continue reading “The mind set on God — true abundance”