Into the Foolishness of God

The power of coming into agreement with God's Word and will

I saw an Instagram post yesterday with a framed picture by a fireplace that read very simply “Fidelity to the Word of God and not to an outcome.” The quote under it, from author Lore Ferguson Wilbert stuck with me all day: “I made it as a reminder for us and those who cross the …

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“and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit…” John 15:2 The pruning knife. A much maligned and misunderstood concept for us believers I think. John 15 was always one of my favorite chapters to read, admittedly I didn’t really understand much except that Jesus said He was the vine …

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Image Credit: Patheos.com  “Love without truth is sentimentality; it supports and affirms us but keeps us in denial about our flaws. Truth without love is harshness; it gives us information but in such a way that we cannot really hear it. God’s saving love in Christ, however, is marked by both radical truthfulness about who …

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  Friends, we are called as disciples to “preach the Word” and be “ready in season and out of season”, when the circumstances are for us and when they are against us. We are told to “convince, rebuke, exhort, with all long-suffering and teaching” (2 Timothy 4:2). Why? Because “the time will come when people will not endure sound …

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It’s been a week filled with all kinds of hoopla in Christian blogger-land. I believe the issue is much bigger than the players involved, so I’ll stick to the bare facts for starters. On one side, we have an ultra popular Christian author for (Jen Hatmaker) who came out on her blog in support of …

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Been on a bit of a writing break, bear with me while I try and get back into the swing of things! I’ll start off today with some classic truth from one of my favorites… The men Jesus chose as His disciples were not exactly the most mature or qualified people for the job at …

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Would you hit “send” on this one? I just couldn’t help myself. I wanted to write more. I wanted to tell this lady that I understand this thirst and this searching, but running to a human to point you to another human is like taking a big trip around a cul-de-sac; it’s short and you …

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There was a survey out this week saying that Christianity in America is on the decline. Seventy percent of us still identify as ‘Christian’ in some kind of way, but apparently that majority is shrinking. The percentage of people identifying themselves as “nothing in particular” grew by leaps and bounds. Nothing in particular, because church is …

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