Over the past several weeks, while thinking heavily about ministry and about the Christian life, I found myself frequently landing on ideas surrounding community and the significance of doing life with others. So that we're all on the same page, when I say community what I mean is a group of people, unified through Christ, … Continue reading Live in Community
Part of the crew, part of the ship (or often quoted part of the ship, part of the crew) is the phrase that is chanted by the crew of the Flying Dutchman from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. In the third installment of the five-film series, Bootstrap Bill Turner, father of Will Turner and … Continue reading Part of the Crew, Part of the Ship
God has made Himself known in two basic ways: through general and special revelations. We can only know God in part, because He is infinite and humans are finite; He is glorious and perfect and humans are...well...not. God reveals as much of Himself as He deems fit for humans to have a relationship with Him and … Continue reading Give Me a Revelation
The word hope can be used in several ways. It can be used as a verb, to hope that something will happen, or as a noun to define the belief one has that something will be done. Hope can also be used to label a person or a thing into which someone places his or … Continue reading Only Hope in Life and Death
Imagine someone you know walks up to you...maybe your child or a goofy co-worker... and says, "Hey, follow me. Do what I do." Then he or she puts a blindfold on you. Would that make much sense to you? Would you be all excited about playing along with them? If it were me, I'd be … Continue reading Doing What He Did : Following
There's a popular Facebook post that went viral a couple of years ago entitled "I Do Not Help My Wife." In it is a powerful message about how marriage is a partnership. "I do not help my wife clean because I live there too... I do not help my wife cook because I want to … Continue reading Kids Don’t Help Around the House
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