The culture of heaven cultivated in me

As I walk through Colossians 3:1-4:6, I am struck by the characteristics of the kingdom. I need to cultivate these characteristics in my own life. Especially this: “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” (4:2) I think of this prayer in that pursuit: Almighty and eternal God, so draw our hearts to you, soContinue reading “The culture of heaven cultivated in me”

Back to the ancient wells

My life has taken some loops in the last few weeks. Walking through the passing of my dad has been a beautifully difficult path. It continues to be. In my daily reading of Scripture, which I rely on so much, has become a challenge. I have had the joy of the daily readings from theContinue reading “Back to the ancient wells”

The healing and the warning for the white conservative American church

Read Luke 13:10-17 HERE. Jesus is dealing with Israel and their final opportunities for repentance as he heads toward the cross. He is trying to wake them up to their poisonous nationalism and desire for open rebellion against Rome. He is calling one more time for them to wake up, turn around, and head towardContinue reading “The healing and the warning for the white conservative American church”