As the beginning (the Big Bang) obviously predates the advent of humankind, it follows that we would not even exist if it were not for this movement into disorder. Continue reading entropy, the gospel, and transformation…
I’m sure some golf fundamentalist with a legalistic heart would happily argue the point in favor of strict and unwavering adherence to the letter of the law. To which I say, Good luck with that. Continue reading Golf, Grace, & Fundamentalism
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? – Romans 8:31 One of the wonderful things about being part of a dynamic faith community like our church is the amazing diversity we experience. People, ideas, background, politics, experiences, ages – we’re all over the place, yet united in the context of Christ’s love. … Continue reading “If God is for us…” in life and in death
That’s how life should be. Teamwork; engaging the challenges and the opportunities together; mutual encouragement; building one another up; always moving forward toward the goal, enjoying the journey; being strong where another is weak; making the best out of any situation… Continue reading a sweeping victory!
engaging our calling as disciples of Jesus, and living out God’s purposes in our day to day lives – now that is satisfaction, that is meaningful, that is rewarding. Continue reading the secret to deep, sustainable, joy…
Who will separate us from Christ’s love? Will we be separated by trouble, or distress, or harassment, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? But in all these things we win a sweeping victory through the one who loved us. – Romans 8:35,37 CEB I’ve shared before how vitally important it is for me to launch each new day out of the context of my … Continue reading “You can’t improvise unless you have something to improvise from”
The structure of religious practice plays an important role in providing a directive framework where my relationship with Jesus can grow. Continue reading Rebekah’s healing (when freedom works hand in hand with law) #Romans8
Elements of this story have been kicking around for years; not only is it one of my favorites, but it gets updated every Advent. This year’s twist may be one of the best. The story started somewhere around 2005, when my friend Tim brought home an endearingly freakish Christmas tree ornament from a gift exchange (the handcrafted Rudolph was wearing a tutu, and draped with a … Continue reading “Jesus came for all the ornaments…”
Any person – without exception and without demonstrable credentials in law-keeping – is welcome to walk with Jesus. Continue reading God’s favorite people: who’s “in” and who’s “out”?