Good Friday

By | 2014-08-18T22:34:43+00:00 April 7th, 2012|

Jesus didn’t go to the cross so we wouldn’t have to. He went to the cross so we could join him there. - Dallas WillardLast night we had some friends over to sit, have wine, have bread and talk about Jesus. Very informal. We had the movie The Gospel of John playing in the background, and [...]

Authentically living: Meditations on community part three

By | 2014-08-18T22:34:43+00:00 February 2nd, 2012|

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” - Jesus the Christ (John 13:34-35)It's no wonder, and is a beautiful fact, that Christianity is done in community. True, [...]

Definitive Prayer: Meditations on Community Part Two

By | 2014-08-18T22:34:43+00:00 February 2nd, 2012|

Discipleship is crucial to the life of the Church/Christianity. But crucial to discipleship is a culture of prayer. I do believe that being a "house of prayer [for all nations]" is an underlying identity of the Church. My experience with the (primarily) program driven church in the U.S. is that true discipleship is rare. I [...]