Have you ever walked through the woods during the dry summer months and come up on a stream that is almost dried up? The lack of rain and the summer heat has consumed almost all the water. And where there is water, it is a dirty-looking pool with scum on the surface and mosquitoes breeding [...]
Archive for June, 2007
Is it just me, or does Christianity often seem like a play? We have lines we say. We react to things a certain way. Many times, my spirituality seems memorized and rehearsed. We have pat answers for situations and questions. I hate pat answers when they are given to me. So what gives me the [...]
I was meditating on how our Lord calls me to die to myself, to see myself as everyone’s servant, to esteem others better than myself. And that flies in the face of my natural tendency to self-preservation and looking out for “number 1.” It may take on a variety of forms, but ultimately, I need [...]
God’s Word tells us, “Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of His purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, He confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold [...]
The word “missional” is a relatively new one. At the risk of being too vague and not getting any response at all, what does the word “missional” mean to you?
I remember one Sunday night after teaching, I saw a brother kneeling silently while the band was playing and the congregation was singing. After a few songs, I knelt beside him, put my arm around him, and prayed for him. I prayed for a little while, and after I stopped, I asked him if there [...]