It is important to love one’s neighbor — but in America, individual freedom is often more prized than biblical admonitions.
The tell tale sign that someone has brushed up against God’s awesome presence is often this: They now walk with a spiritual limp.
Every day we find ourselves back in Eden standing before the Tree of Temptation faced with two types of wisdom. Based on what I’m watching and reading in the media, we’ve set up a buffet line at the forbidden Tree.
Let us seek to be a breath of fresh air with our words, not fire breathing dragons. As the wildfires burn uncontrollably across the west, we do well to ponder the fiery wisdom and warning of James on the power of the tongue.
This fall I will be writing pastoral letters to my congregation as part of my doctoral program. Seeking inspiration and models, I have been devouring letters from many spiritual writers such as Henri Nouwen and Eugene Peterson. I still love the olde time wisdom packed into Francois Fenelon’s letters (1651-1715). […]
This is a “kairos moment” for the white church and America that I pray doesn’t pass us by leaving us unchanged.
What is this pandemic revealing or exposing in our nation and personal lives?
If your reading of Revelation doesn’t reveal the same Jesus you know from the four Gospels, then start again. You’re misreading it.
“This is going to be the hardest and saddest week of most Americans’ lives,” Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams said yesterday. This is a sober note to begin Holy Week on.
What if as long as we are lifting up these warriors in prayer, we are gaining ground and holding back the enemy; but whenever we drop our hands and cease praying, the virus gains more ground?
The true mark of Christian love isn’t revealed merely when we have nothing to gain, but precisely when we have everything to lose.