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The Urgency of Opening

And the church just slips through the cracks again. Every week, I wait eagerly for the email from our pastor telling us that doors are finally going to open - its almost July after all, if anyone is keeping track. Each week, we receive another message explaining why we still can't gather... it's either logistically… Continue reading The Urgency of Opening

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The Gospel Isn’t Patronizing

As I finally sit down to hash out some words, I feel like an oversaturated sponge that has been soaking for too long and needs to be wrung out. At the same time, I'm just as exhausted as everyone else with all the incoming news and updates from the front. It feels like little grenades… Continue reading The Gospel Isn’t Patronizing

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The Truth You Know

Those who fall into a pattern of hearing the truth without obeying the truth are in a dangerous position. The more light we have, the more accountable we are for how we live. To whom much is given, much will be required.John Piper So I see a few people announcing that they are joining in… Continue reading The Truth You Know

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Enter Your Rest

"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate. Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher… Continue reading Enter Your Rest

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Just Go Fishing

"The world seems to have a real genius for being wrong, even the educated world. I can see how a right man might live in a wrong world and not be affected by it except that the world will not let him alone. It wants to educate him. Society, being fluid, usually moves like the… Continue reading Just Go Fishing

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Baby Tigers and False Peace

"Is it even possible to live a holy Christian life? The kind of life we talk about and aspire to, but seem to fall short of on a daily basis?" Some form of this question has been buzzing around in my conversations the past week or so with different people in my life. I've come… Continue reading Baby Tigers and False Peace

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Sidewalk Peddlers

"And about that time there arose a great commotion about the Way..." Acts 19:23 This chapter, if you've never read it is fascinating. There's a riot going down in Ephesus. Some translations call it a great disturbance, some a ruckus; regardless, the gospel was being preached in Ephesus and it was ruffling some feathers. A… Continue reading Sidewalk Peddlers

faith and politics

Chasing Self Isn’t Brave

The following Facebook post by writer Lore Wilbert is bold and strong and necessary, like a much needed shot of espresso on a dreary morning. She speaks with grace and conviction. Dear believers, something precious is getting lost in the shuffle of our ridiculous obsession with popular opinion.  We are called to first and foremost… Continue reading Chasing Self Isn’t Brave

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The Shoes of Peace Aren’t Flip-Flops

In the Bible, the Hebrew word for peace, shalom is a deeply meaningful word. More than just the absence of conflict, shalom is an expression of wholeness and completeness. In Colossians 3 Paul gives us a beautiful picture of believers living together in shalom and it's far more than just a static absence of conflict. "Therefore, as… Continue reading The Shoes of Peace Aren’t Flip-Flops

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Stirring the Pot with Grace…

There's a fantastic article today over at The Gospel Coalition discussing the ins and outs of standing up for Truth (with a capital T) in a way that is effective and not destructive.  "How to Defend the Gospel from Its Enemies - and Friends" gives us some good pointers on navigating our way through a culture… Continue reading Stirring the Pot with Grace…