In fact, no other worldview fits the reality that we see around us as well as does the one that says we are all broken individuals who cannot experiencing the abundant life we were meant for until we recognize that we are worthy of it simply because God loves us.Continue reading: Vulnerability
Listening To… A Role is a Role… Roles play a huge part in the way that I interact with other people. I see every relationship I have in terms of the respective role that I play in that relationship. With my manager, I am the employee interacting with the boss….Continue reading: The Principle of the Thing
There’s a power in poverty that breaks principalities; that brings the authorities down to their knees. There’s a brewing frustration and ageless temptation to fight for control by some manipulation. But the God of the Kingdoms and God of the Nations, the God of Creation sends this revelation to the…Continue reading: Poverty
The Blind Men and The Elephant is a poem adapted from a very old Indian story by John Godfrey Saxe about a group of blind men who stumble across an elephant. They go about trying to describe what an elephant is by examining it with their hands, each one touching a different part and…Continue reading: The Blind Men and The Elephant
I had the opportunity last week to visit Japan and provide whatever small help I could to the victims of the tsunami that happened last month, as well as to my friends in Tokyo, who have been coordinating relief efforts from the beginning. Grace City Church is a small church…Continue reading: Minami-Sanriku
Why do our churches not look like the early church? Why do we gather on Sunday mornings and maybe small grops once during the week. We talk with our friends, share the latest news and gossip and then sit in a lecture hall to sing emotionally stirring songs and hear…Continue reading: What Church?
… Perhaps the issue is how much emphasis I place on persuasive speech. If my faith were as much a part of me as, say, my love of snowboarding, why should talking about my beliefs with other people be any different than talking about the gnarly slopes I hit last weekend? Any time faith or beliefs comes up in conversation, my mind immediately jumps into ‘debate mode’ (which is sad, because I’m kind of terrible at debate and I know it so ‘debate mode’ really turns into, ‘say nothing of significance so I don’t mess up other people’s witness in the future mode’)…Continue reading: Doing Unto Others…
That title wasn’t meant to be ironic or suggestive of anything. I just got a new keyboard and figured I should test is out on my blog. It’s been an awesome Christmas time here in Charlotte. Had a white day after Christmas, which is more than I can say for…Continue reading: Pointless Babbling.
I feel like the last few months I’ve been in spiritual stasis, alternately drifting through short waves of interest and disillusionment. I’m waiting for something, but I’m not sure what that is. I want to be more passionate about my Savior, but I’m not sure how I can do that…Continue reading: Stasis
I’ve been thinking a lot about the Church and her position, commission, and mode of operation in the story of time. This song has become one of my favorite hymns because every time I sing it, I can catch a glimpse of the Church as Jesus intended. It is the…Continue reading: The Church