The crisis in our nation is not a financial one, not a moral one, and not a social one. Make no mistake, we have a leadership crisis. The desire for power, for comfort, for approval…these are the driving idols of the human heart. Why would they not drive our search for a leader? As a result, our faith in politics betrays our faith in God. Read More →
Put down your picket signs, your white-colored, black-colored, middle eastern-colored glasses….
Put down your raised fists, your guns, your rights to yourself, your pre-conceived ideas of what other people are or are not…
Put down your hatred, your lack of vision, your selfish ways…
Pick up a cross…Read More →
But today I want to make a few observations from John Chapters 13-17 about what the Upper Room Experience was and why Jesus words during this time were the most significant words spoken to his apprentices. Perhaps as we explore these together, you will find yourself leaning in to the edge of the dinner table, listening to His words, heeding His voice, submitting to the ways of His Kingdom. Read More →
“A party theology includes a host who not only gives generously to the guests but has a generous invitation list.” -Eric Bryant African, White, Asian, Democrat, Evangelical, Loser, Nerd, Bully, Republican, Snob, Bag Lady, Rich, Poor, Liberal, Christian, Atheist, Girl, Gay, Geek, Athlete, Shy, Redneck, Goth, Hater, Pimp, Saint, Slut, Preacher, Spic, Whore, Black, Conservative, Liar, Gamer, Tattle Tail… You get the idea. Labels. There are a million of them. Each word is a fence we build to keep us out of each others yards, to keep the doors shut, and to hide in our own comfortable world. We find it difficult to embrace peopleRead More →
“When we submit our lives to what we read in scripture, we find that we are not being led to see God in our stories but our stories in God’s. God is the larger context and plot in which our stories find themselves. ” ― Eugene H. Peterson A couple of days ago the new movie “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” began pre-sale of its tickets for the premiere on December 18th of this year. Two months away and it has become the largest pre-sale in history breaking records of major movie premieres 6 times over. Over $6 million has been spent on tickets toRead More →