“Don’t be surprised when you find your heart troubled by the needs of others. Holy discontent is a sure sign the Spirit of God is at work to give you the heart of Christ.” ~ Smokey Norful
Some issues are just more complex than we want them to be…
“It could be a sign of pride in your life if a word of reproof or admonition is not able to be received with the same grace… …whether it be given by the poorest of saints or the most educated person.” ~ John Bunyan
Can all of our society’s problems be solved by following two simple rules?
Are issues of social justice always just a local matter?
“We have far too many Christians who are strong on convictions, but you wouldn’t want them to represent you in any public way…because they do it in a way that is not very civil in its engagement, or loving and caring. Then you have Christians who are so civil, so loving, so caring, that you […]
Should we follow our president’s example and fire everybody?
”Hypocrisy isn’t really about the absence of sin…it’s about the absence of honesty. We as the church shouldn’t be trying be display perfection…we just need to point others to the Perfect One…and then display progression.” ~ Lisa Fields
“There are a lot of people that I find it difficult to like. I don’t like what they do to me. I don’t like what they say about me and other people. I don’t like their attitudes. I don’t like some of the things they’re doing. I don’t like them. But Jesus says love them. […]
“The meek man is not a human mouse afflicted with a sense of his own inferiority. Rather he may be in his moral life as bold as a lion and as strong as Samson; but he has stopped being fooled about himself. He has accepted God’s estimate of his own life. He knows he is […]
“Real Christian unity isn’t driven by ‘sameness’. You know…‘we all like the same stuff, we all like the same color, we all wear the same clothes, we all watch the same movies, we all have the same politics’. That’s not us…because anybody can be united when they agree on everything. Our unity is based on […]
It seems that we’re looking at today’s issues thru stained glass windows. Keep reading…it’ll make sense.
Christians who fail tend to avoid other Christians…especially when they are feeling bad and guilty in the midst of their failure. It’s sad to see this dynamic of the law happen in the church and then see the opposite happen in Twelve Step groups. In these recovery groups, people are taught that the very first […]
For the church, the many abuses of human life, liberty, and dignity should be a heartfelt suffering. The church, entrusted with the earth’s glory, believes that in each person is the Creator’s image, and that everyone who tramples it offends God. As holy defender of God’s rights and of his images, the church must cry […]
“I know what it is to hate. I also know what it is like to hate all the ‘right things’ and deceive yourself by masking it in virtue. It’s okay to hate baby rapists, right? Wife beaters? Tweakers? Neo-nazis? You know, just the bad people. No…no it is not. That part about ‘love your enemies?’ […]