The lawyer then asks his follow up question – who is my neighbor? Seriously, I get this. Because loving someone as yourself is not a simple, easy thing and so I also want to know who gets this kind of love from me. I am thankful he asked for all of us. Who gets this kind of love, Jesus? Who do I love this deeply, this unconditionally, this fully? I want to know.
These days I find myself often considering and being challenged by Mordecai’s words from Esther 4:14 – And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this? The story of Esther has been a source of inspiration for me for some time. Esther’s courage, her commitment to continue reading »
Linking Generosity and Justice in the Church Early spring to summer is a transition time in the church—Holy Week is over, programs are lighter, congregants are preparing for vacations and enjoying warmer weather. But it is also a time when significant activity is happening below the surface, the spring planting of new ministry opportunities and continue reading »
I am in the middle of preparing a sermon on Proverbs. To prepare I took 31 to read through the book. I was supposed to speak on speaking. Easy enough. Proverbs has a lot to say about what we say. It is good sound wisdom too. That is how I think of Proverbs – full continue reading »
Last time in our just living series, we talked about our motivation for living justly. We established that the Bible gives us, as Christ followers, a call to live lives characterized by just action. But what does it mean to live justly? How can we translate this important and vital piece of our Christian identity continue reading »
What does just living look like? Is it only personal? Must it be accomplished in community? Is it just about our money or does it involve something more? In this upcoming blog series I will look at these questions and more ideas that surround what it means to live in a way that reflects the continue reading »