It’s time

By | 2014-08-29T14:36:16+00:00 September 18th, 2012|

Tonight, John 14 is giving me strength. A part of the chapter hit me tonight, that has not done so before. Sure, there is "Your heart must not be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in My Father's house...I'll come back for you (paraphrased)" (v. 1-4), the huge, "I am the way, the truth, [...]

Being Dangerous

By | 2014-08-29T14:37:06+00:00 August 18th, 2012|

Too long have followers of Jesus settled for religious compliance and inoffensive comportment. Too long have rank and file Christians delegated the dangerous life of following Jesus to the professionals, believing them best suited for the radical engagement with the world that Jesus models. Too long have we believed that the highest goal of Christianity [...]

Speaking the Same Language: Meditations on community part four

By | 2014-08-18T22:34:43+00:00 February 6th, 2012|

I like structure. That is, I like it as long as everything is in place. I've operated in jobs and ministries that have been bad 'fits.' Leaving me feeling like a square peg in a round hole, those experiences left me with an orphan mentality of 'no one understands me.' Throughout the years I found [...]