Called to be Oaks of Righteousness #MensMinistry

we have a small group of men with the opportunity to become the beating heart of a new spiritual purposefulness for men in their home church. We all understand we must stand for something; maybe these men are being called to stand as something: “oaks of righteousness, planted by the Lord that he may be honored.” Continue reading Called to be Oaks of Righteousness #MensMinistry

what we MUST do in response to evil and darkness…

Darkness works by sucking more darkness, bitterness, hate, vitriol, evil, animus, revenge, hostility,  venom, rancor etc. into the black hole of malignancy. But we do not, we cannot, we will not defeat evil by responding to it in kind. The only effective intervention to end darkness is light. The only way to overcome fear is through love. The only way to effect positive change is via positive means. Continue reading what we MUST do in response to evil and darkness…

κοινωνία – the invitational heart of the gospel – “Come”

God’s arms open wide; the Creator’s generous heart receptive to everyone who walks through the doors; the faith community speaking God’s “Yes” with a distinct clarity into a world where affirmation is sometimes scarce; the invitation of Jesus in all its simplicity and power: come, everyone who is carrying any kind of a burden.

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