Like the religious expert who questioned Jesus, sometimes we can become so enamored with understanding deep theological truths that we lose sight of what’s most important.When we stand before God someday, our theology will come to nothing......if we have failed to love those created in his image who stand before us today.Skye Jethani
Ahmaud Arbery isn’t just another hashtag for me anymore.
For the person who hates, the good becomes bad and the bad becomes good. For the person who hates, the true becomes false and the false becomes true.That’s what hate does. You can’t see right. The symbol of objectivity is lost. Hate destroys the very structure of the personality of the hater .So Jesus says love, because hate destroys the hater as well as the
My mood at the moment.
Americans spend nearly $7 billion a year on Christian merchandise. That’s a lot of Jesus t-shirts and bible covers. But if all the ‘Jesus junk’ was taken away, how would anyone know you belong to Christ?Jesus said the world would know we are his disciples by our love, not by our bumper stickers.Skye Jethani
The Gospels are more than books of theological insight.They do more than reveal doctrine, and Jesus wasn’t just motivated by an eschatological impulse to reveal God’s kingdom. While all of that is true, none of it negates his profoundly emotional, personal care for the hurting individuals he encountered. Skye Jethani
It’s okay to be honest about how you feel during the holidays. Just ask Mr. Rogers...and Jesus.
I think this Christmas rally could have used a bit more “Christ”.
Is he in...or not?
“Real holiness is not dull, drab, boring, or negative. Those are marks of man-made religiosity. The real holiness Christ creates is beautiful. And the holiness He gives will redeem every dirty thing we have ever done to ourselves or suffered from others.”~ Ray Ortlund
When men look for a bride, they often look for a beauty queen. But Christ chose the dirty one who needed His cleansing. The Son Of God crossed the tracks to the wrong side of town, where we all live, to find His bride. We brought into the relationship our messy backgrounds, our ongoing problems, and our shame. But we can face all of that
“Our Father is not accusatory by nature. If He were, He wouldn’t have sent His only Son to die on a cross to redeem us, to buy us back. He would have simply pointed a finger and said, ‘I told you so.’ ”~ Craig Jutila
“What I notice a lot every day in the Christian spheres of social media is just how incredibly adept we evangelicals are at doctrinal criticism, cultural rebuke, theological analysis, biblical exegesis, apologetic and ethical debates, pithy spiritual bon mots, religious advice, and of course the use of quotations from Christian leaders present and past. But what seems less prevalent is love for Jesus.”~ Jared C.
“Any leader who is unwilling to transfer power to others has a failed view of the incarnation. Jesus Christ, who is fully God, voluntarily curtailed dimensions of his deity behind the veil of his humanity so that he might walk with and die for us.”~ Bryan Loritts
My thoughts on the “go back where you came from” tweets from President Trump.