what a good wedding can teach about the kingdom of God…

The marriage feast is a lot like the kingdom of God. There is generosity, lavish celebration, wide open arms, welcome, faithfulness, commitment, renewal of hope, and promise for the future - all brought together in the context of extravagant love.

trusting providence, not prosperity

For my thoughts are not your thoughts,     nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth,     so are my ways higher than your ways     and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8-9) There was a great story this week in the book I'm reading with my …

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why the Bible is animate and interactive, rather than static and without life

 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” - …

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what the church is supposed to do now #ElectionAftermath

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city. On either side of the river is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, producing its fruit each …

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expectations – rather than, “meet then exceed,” Jesus turns them upside down

One day as he saw the crowds gathering, Jesus went up on the mountainside and sat down. His disciples gathered around him,  and he began to teach them:  - Matthew 5 Mondays, for the next few weeks, I'd like to invite you to journey with my Sunday morning class as we make our way through the …

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life rocks! Dads’ Day at Maul-Hall is just another example!

What a great Fathers' Day! It had all the best features: family, friends, food, celebration, a powerful morning at church, serendipity all over the place. Far too much to cover in one post, but I'll offer some highlights. First, Andrew and Alicia flew in to RDU Saturday evening. This was their terminal move from Italy,and …

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