“Today value is increasingly measured by publicity, not privacy, and we are losing sight of the truth that genuine intimacy requires secrecy. This cultural desire to be seen makes us approve Jesus’ call to, ‘Let your light shine before others’… …but we forget that in the same sermon Jesus said, ‘Beware of practicing your righteousness […]
“To most people, God is an inference…not a reality. He is a deduction from evidence which they consider adequate; but He remains personally unknown to the individual. ‘He must be,’ they say, ‘therefore we believe He is.’ Others do not go even so far as this. They know of Him only by hearsay. They have […]
“When we are securely rooted in personal intimacy with God, it will be possible to remain flexible without being relativistic, convinced without being rigid, willing to confront without being offensive, gentle and forgiving without being soft, and true witnesses without being manipulative.” ~ Henri J.M. Nouwen
This question isn’t as crazy as you might think…
“When you’ve been raised in or around the church, it’s very easy to take in a whole lot of head knowledge and intellectualize your faith. It’s easy to follow a bunch of Christian rules and just strive to be a better person. There comes a point, however, when you look deeper and realize that this […]
“There’s a lot of talk about what it means to be a radical Christian. The most radical thing any Christian can do is walk intimately with God, speaking and listening to him every day.” ~ Brandon Adams
Is our relationship with Jesus just a ritual…or something more?