We’ve seen Jesus call his first disciples, Peter and Andrew, John and James, overwhelming them with a huge catch of fish. And ever since they’ve been fishing for men…We’ve seen the leper healed and cleansed from his disease, so overwhelmed and changed by his encounter with Jesus there was just no way to keep him […]Read More Who’s it For, Anyway?
Luke chapter 5. I’m reading David Bentley Hart’s New Testament translation, and I get to Luke 5, and there Jesus is doing all this Jesus stuff. He’s calling disciples, directing them to a huge haul of fish where there had been no fish all night, he’s healing lepers, making the perpetually unclean clean. Because unlike you […]Read More Through the Roof!!
Hello all! I’ve been off here for a few weeks. No single reason, just struggling in some ways, needed a rest in some ways. Needed to get some clarity in other ways. I do feel i am in a better place mentally than i was a few weeks ago, so I’m ready to come back […]Read More Too Good not to Share!
But Christianity says no, no, no. The goal, in fact, is just the opposite. The goal is not to escape the material, but to bring heaven and earth together. The word became flesh….Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven… And I saw the new Jerusalem coming down from heaven to the earth […]Read More Sacred
For example, how many of you confess that Jesus Christ is raised from the dead? (I do, I do!). You confess this because it is revealed to you. It is revealed to you and you respond with an affirmation of faith and you say Yes, Jesus Christ is raised from the dead and He is Lord! Now explain how […]Read More Enter the Mystery
“This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.” Ephesians 5:32 ESV. Mystery. In the modern world, referring to the last 400 years (and some of you are wondering what’s so modern about that?), in modernity, after the scientific revolution, mystery was something to be done away with. Mystery […]Read More Revelation and Mystery
“…‘I know! I’ll tear down my barns and build bigger ones. Then I’ll have room enough to store all my wheat and other goods.” Luke 12:18 NLT. Jesus speaks of the foolishness of it all. ““But God said to him, ‘You fool! You will die this very night. Then who will get everything you worked for?’” Luke […]Read More Grotesque
But…cultivate a life of beauty. That is the goal. I’m running around trying to be someone I’m not, trying to win some prize, some approval. But, What good would it do to get everything you want and lose you, the real you? I’m losing the real me. Seriously, What could you ever trade your soul for? So, I’m […]Read More Foolish
“For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.” Romans 8:29 ESV “Those who follow Christ are destined to bear his image, and to be the brethren of the first-born Son of God. Their goal is […]Read More Tired of Ugly
God speaks to our weariness through Jesus. We are caught up in a system of acquisition and achievement, and everybody’s rated and graded and stratified and we’re giving out medals…you’re on the top or bottom, you’re upper, you’re middle, you’re lower, all based on acquisition and achievement. We find ourselves as the human race […]Read More A Word to be Heard