“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
“Love someone. Anyone. Any way you choose to. But you need to do it at the right time, with the right flowers and at the right restaurant.” Stop and think. What is wrong with this command? Read it again carefully if you need to. It tells me when to love, with what to love and… Continue reading asking the wrong questions
What does it look like to love God and my neighbor? I know, I know. You might be getting a bit numb to the topic of love. Maybe you have love figured out. If so, stop reading right now. This article won’t apply to you. If you’re like the rest of us, you can probably… Continue reading but it looks like love
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
We need to ask ourselves this question again. Is it really love we are seeking? Have we forgotten again what real love is? Just about anyone will admit to the universal desire to love and be loved in return, but we are seriously going to hurt and be hurt if we fail to not only… Continue reading are you sure you want love?
In the Christian life, one mistake we can make would be to think that we have no further need to grow. How ridiculous is that? Thankfully, I don’t know many people who think that. However, a much easier mistake to make is to fail to recognise how growth happens or fail to allow growth to… Continue reading a comfortable amount of discomfort
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
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
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!
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…