god’s toolbox

“Behold, I am sending you out like sheep in the midst of wolves; so be as cunning as serpents and as innocent as doves . . . When they hand you over, do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say. You will be given, at that moment, what… Continue reading god’s toolbox

crashing

Last night, I saw the movie “Crash” with a group. It basically told several inter-weaving stories of people dealing poorly with people. The themes included rage, impatience, vengeance, racism, power-trips and more. We weren’t left with a very hopeful solution for humanity, but I could appreciate the realism with which the topics were addressed. Kinda… Continue reading crashing

painting with no canvas

Evangelism, evangelism and more evangelism. This is the desperate cry of many churches around the world (or at least in the wealthy, comfortable, ‘established’ parts of the world). We are losing members fast, and we want to get them back. So, we launch ourselves into much activity to bring about the desired result. Books are… Continue reading painting with no canvas

fools and rules

Last week, we talked about how important thoughts are. This week I want to continue that theme as we look at a passage in Galatians. Our thinking about sin and righteousness just plain matters. In the first century, Paul, who was a Jew among Jews (Gal. 1:13-14), was radically transformed into the Apostle that we… Continue reading fools and rules

help! i’m not acting right!

Thoughts, Feelings, Actions Here’s a theologically loaded statement: Right beliefs (ortho-doxy) create right feelings and lead to right actions (ortho-praxy). As Christ-ians, our life (and thereby, our life-STYLE as well) is all about Christ. This is true isn’t it? Whatever we think, feel or do ought to be thought, felt or done in regard to… Continue reading help! i’m not acting right!

i love you because…

Find True Love Now… What’s More Fun Than Love? Live. Love. Learn. Perhaps you’ve seen the following tag-lines for one of the latest online dating services, called True. The success of such services says something about the way we think about love. We seem to want it really bad. We seem to hope we “find”… Continue reading i love you because…