Tales from the Great Adventure

a journal of living-like-we-mean-it, by Derek Maul

As a living testimony, we are certainly more grace than works. But that’s okay, because we want our lives to tell the good news story honestly.

So, brothers and sisters, followers of The Way, children of the Living God – are we going to be just like everyone else? Or, are we going to follow Jesus when it comes to how we face evil, speak truth to power, and take the light of the Good News into every place we possibly can? 

“Sin (hate) is crouching at your door; it desires to have you.” – God, Genesis 4 People have been asking me when I’m going to write about Charlottesville, and the troubling toehold white supremacist and other neofascist groups seem to have established in the landscape of contemporary American ideology. Well, I’ve been taking pause to observe, …

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 The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. – John 10:10 I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of. – John 10:10 (The Message) Looking back, my past few posts have …

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But he gives us more grace. This is why it says, “God stands against the proud, but favors the humble.” – James 4:6 As a writer, one of the things I constantly try to guard against is the trite, the gratuitous, and the cliché – especially when talking about experiences that are serious, or heart-wrenching. …

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We can push the religion side of things hard, but unless we are really living for Jesus, filled with the Spirit, trusting in God, we present something that is harsh, bland, and unappetizing.

The Presbyterian Church is alive, strong, blessed by God, full with the Holy Spirit, passionate about following Jesus, rooted in scripture, and joyful about proclaiming the good news to the world!