i heart the internet…

I mean… really… Don’t get me wrong… the internet is great… but the by-line for this online ‘friend’ site… ‘be who you wanna be’… scares me. Online Identity… yikes. I hope humanity doesn’t forget… how to have a simple meal together… sharing food… sharing time… sharing conversation… sharing LIFE with each other. That would be… Continue reading i heart the internet…

missing church

What does the phrase ‘missing church’ mean to you? Poor attendance? Vacation? Sickness? Sleeping in? Perhaps we’re all aware of the pressure to ‘make it on Sunday.’ Various methods are employed to encourage people to show up. In some situations, if you don’t show up for a few weeks, you’ll get a phone call from… Continue reading missing church

love to wrestle – wrestle to love

People love to wrestle. They just do. Sure, it doesn’t always involve mud, sumos or fake punches (W.W.F.), but people like to engage one another. Games like arm-wrestling, mercy and tug-of-war show that we like to test our strength against that of an opponent. Things like talk-shows (with their intentionally explosive topics), newspaper opinion columns,… Continue reading love to wrestle – wrestle to love

wanted: ‘messy’ relationships

I have a friend who has all but left the church… The agenda of the churches has has been associated with has left him wanting… Please read his cry for help written months ago… life never stops…even if you do. People change, I change….the cycle of death and life doesn’t just pertain to the physical….but… Continue reading wanted: ‘messy’ relationships

getting intimate in the garden

There’s more to the Garden of Eden story than just apples, trees and snakes. Adam and Eve had the most precious thing in existence: unhindered, unbroken and fully realised intimacy and union with God! What more could a human ask for? On top of that, they had a complete and totally healthy relationship between them!… Continue reading getting intimate in the garden

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