We were able to visit the beach in Alabama last night. The governor relaxed orders on the beach, asking everyone to still be responsible in social distancing. Our family walked the shore of the Gulf at sunset. The birds were feeding like crazy. We saw a lot of dolphins, baby sharks (just so THAT songContinue reading “Sabbath for nature in the time of coronavirus”
A friend recommended the book The Emotionally Healthy Leader by Peter Scazzero. It as a book influencing his life so he recommended it to me. I am grateful. There is a chapter on Sabbath in the book that coincided with a podcast I finished on the same day. The podcast is an interview with AContinue reading ““If they stop they’ll die…””
It’s only been a little over a week since leaving Heights Church. The time “away” has been quickly filled with prepping for my last semester of teaching. But there is also the need to pull away, read, and listen. My practice through my life has been to engage Scripture as I pray. The Lord leadsContinue reading “The need to come away”
In the work of creation, God came to a place of hallowing (making holy) a day. A day to pay attention to what God is doing.
This is about trust. Sabbath is trust.
John 5 gives us the story of the lame man healed at the Pool of Bethesda. The real problem the Jewish leadership had was… horrors! … Jesus healed on the SABBATH. They were so concerned about Sabbath breaking they missed the larger point of actually helping someone. Each of us, regardless of our theological leanings, have thisContinue reading “You bunch of Sabbath breakers!”
Jesus constantly challenged the bound up authority of religious rulers because he was there to demonstrate the rule of the KING. The inmates were trying to run the asylum, and that just never goes well. We too often default to pretend spiritual formation, which drifts to legalism, because we can’t measure the heart. We don’tContinue reading “Look to what SETS FREE”
27Then he said, “The Sabbath was created for humans; humans weren’t created for the Sabbath. 28 This is why the Human One[b] is Lord even over the Sabbath.” (Mark 2:27-28, CEB) As western Christians who happen to be evangelical… Pentecostal… Charismatic… cutting edge… emergent… umm… I know I’m forgetting some label… (We struggle with forms.Continue reading “The Freedom of Form”