A few years ago, some friends of mine wrote a song entitled “Break Me Down.” The opening lines are: “Don’t make me strong, I want to be weak. God break the heart that beats in me.” I realized recently that I cannot sing these lyrics with a pure heart. Were the words to reflect my [...]
Archive for December, 2009
Christianity, at its core, is ironic. The most mature follower of Christ is the most dependent upon Him. And the strongest will quickly confess his weakness.
Love so deep So rich, so full Manifest in human form A cosmic leap Love’s strong pull Brought God to us to transform Humility And grace profound God took on the robe of flesh Tranquility Where wars abound Justice and mercy now enmesh Life for life Love for hate Healing for the lost and abused [...]
I’ve been thinking lately about the gospel, and the proclamation of it. After listening to the sermon series on the beatitudes from Mars Hill Bible Church, and after a conversation with one of my smartest friends (Doug Magee) I am thinking about the concept of the “open secret” of the gospel. Often times, the exclusivity [...]