We too often have become people who want to manipulate God and manipulate people. We love our formulas for success. We like our “ankle deep” relationship with God. We’re still fully in control. Read Ezekiel 47:1-12 HERE. The prayer revival at Asbury University has been going for a week. Visitors are coming so there areContinue reading “The river of God”
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The revival we need
Two things collided in my brain this week. They have caused my heart to rejoice… and long for more… and called me to something I so desperately need.
Why we are still so LOST as an American church
I am re-reading a classic in my life: The Dynamics of Spiritual Life by Richard Lovelace. I found a used copy online and have begun a fresh journey through these pages. Lovelace, writing decades ago, gets at why we are in such a mess in our current spiritual state in the white conservative American church.Continue reading “Why we are still so LOST as an American church”
The painful purifying of the American Church
I love John Crist’s videos. News of years of sexual harassment and misconduct broke earlier this week. Yet another failure.
We’ve camped at the mountain too long
What is the greatest enemy facing the Church in America today? “The treacherous enemy facing the church of Jesus Christ today is the dictatorship of the routine, when the routine becomes ‘lord’ in the life of the church. Programs are organized and the prevailing conditions are accepted as normal. Anyone can predict next Sunday’s serviceContinue reading “We’ve camped at the mountain too long”
The change is in us
Reading for today: Psalm 56, 57, 58, 64, 65 Gen. 41:46-57 1 Cor. 4:8-21 Mark 3:7-19a Change in this world is possible because his kingdom has come. That kingdom flows through us. We are the change.
Discipline is necessary
It is time to enter into the arena of spiritual discipline at a new level. It is to be aware of God’s presence in our lives and carry that presence into our world.
There is a resurgence that is possible. It won’t be the biggest thing on YouTube or Facebook. But it will be lifechanging for the culture.
Maybe it IS me
“summer has ended and we are not saved”
6 minute prayer challenge
In the short bursts of opportunity, I can’t look at them as inconvenient times any more. I need to see them as invitations in the Spirit to rise to a challenge.