When 'reporting' becomes indistinguishable from shouting 'FIRE!' in a crowded theater.
Instead of shoving the Lord into a box and consigning him to eleven months in the attic, John suggested putting Jesus on the windowsill where he can look out into the world he came to save.
We are called to be compelling evidence that God's reconciling love through Jesus is credible, available, transformational, and invitational.
I believe that the impetus of liberty and the momentum of freedom outweigh and outclass any momentary leaning toward cynicism and doubt
So come to church. And then go back into this crazy world with your light shining brightly, with purpose and integrity - DERE
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists…
Because happiness isn't what the world around us says it is! Don't we get that by now? And pleasure is a cheap and inadequate substitute for joy... hasn't that been our experience, time and again?
Are we shining with such integrity and with such signal brilliance that the Kingdom of God is where people want to be? It's called The exhibition of the Kingdom, and it's a huge part of our core mission. We're not just called to guard the light, we are called to be the light...
We all agreed that it is only through acknowledging our pain, making ourselves vulnerable, and opening up those tender places both to God and to people who love us, that we are able to begin to engage the healing touch of God in a way that is transformational.