so what if you think you’re “right” – are you listening to Jesus?

When we choose to follow Jesus every new day, living out from that transformative orientation, then fights, disputes, proving points, and arguments are nothing more than a distraction from what really matters, and that is living in love. Continue reading so what if you think you’re “right” – are you listening to Jesus?

So how should we respond to the segregationists? Let’s ask Jesus…

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?  Continue reading So how should we respond to the segregationists? Let’s ask Jesus…

do we dare to enter the Promised Land?

If you’re someone who has lost enthusiasm for church, or who subscribes to the false narrative that Presbyterians don’t have any enthusiasm for Jesus, or who isn’t exposed to great preaching very often, then you owe it to yourself – and your faith – to check out this message (it starts around time stamp 10:00 on the link). Continue reading do we dare to enter the Promised Land?

So, how’s your walk?

Your word is a lamp before my feet     and a light for my journey. – Psalm 119:105 One of the questions that constantly comes up when I talk about faith is, “How do I transition from someone who checks in with God once in a while, to a disciple who quite literally walks with Jesus?” It’s a challenge no matter who you are, or how you structure … Continue reading So, how’s your walk?

getting to the right kind of comfortable…

 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:14 This has been a busy week, full with: amazing photographs from Easter Sunday, fun pictures of our beautiful grandchildren, and then reflections on the death of our great friend, Sandee, late Wednesday evening (see: Postscript to a Beautiful and Courageous Life). So this morning … Continue reading getting to the right kind of comfortable…

“I made you; I redeemed you; I called you; you’re mine! Any questions?” – God

When I know that, come what may, I have started my day in intentional communion with Jesus, then it sets a trajectory that is – quite frankly – the only reasonable option we have if we really do want to live as Children of God in the way our Creator intended from the very beginning. Continue reading “I made you; I redeemed you; I called you; you’re mine! Any questions?” – God