Even Angels Long to Look

A new post arrives Friday, October 22, 2021 Mystery within an enigma wrapped in riddle? Is that what faith feels like? Well, yes. Some days, some years, some decades I confess to believing even angels long to look into life’s confusion; and, disciples ought not hesitate in saying, “I just don’t get it.” I lookContinue reading “Even Angels Long to Look”

Citizens of the City

October 15, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: Hebrews 13 Doubling down, hope dreams of a different life. The first part of the double calls to faith’s named patriarch. “…for he [Abraham] was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.” The double’s second half reminds all disciples: “For here we doContinue reading “Citizens of the City”

Citizenship Looking Forward

A new post coming Friday, October 15, 2021 Immigrants, aliens and citizens, can we all just get along? Obviously and apparently, the answer is, no. We cannot just get along. Disciples always want to explore society’s tense challenges for therein reside opportunities for witness. I look forward to seeing your comments or suggestions after readingContinue reading “Citizenship Looking Forward”

Planetary Travel and Disciples of Jesus

October 8, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: Colossians 1 When believers are among those who some day travel to distant moons or galaxies, the constant truth shall remain: among all travelers in the universe God’s people chart trajectories requiring endurance and patience. We celebrate God’s provision knowing our need for endurance and patience will continue regardlessContinue reading “Planetary Travel and Disciples of Jesus”

Planetary Travel and Disciples of Jesus

A new post coming Friday, October 8, 2021 Leaving the planet, Earth that is, bound for a destination somewhere in the galaxy–what will that mean for the faith of disciples on board? More than wild speculation, the reality of leaving the planet builds each year and each decade as technology evolves. Two generations will pass.Continue reading “Planetary Travel and Disciples of Jesus”

The Imperfect Disciple Reads

Friday, October 1, 2021 A Wesley Worth Hearing Again Stocking your pantry for winter reading? Compelled to consider spiritual renewal? This is my encouragement to stalk and purchase a copy of The Radical Wesley and Patterns for Church Renewal, by Howard Snyder, 1980 InterVarsity Press. You will necessarily search because it remains out of print.Continue reading “The Imperfect Disciple Reads”

Spiritual Cataracts and Heart Problems

Friday, September 24, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: 1 John 4 Our brother John sees multiple disciples climbing mountainous spiritual heights: “In this world we are like Jesus” (I John 4:17b). Like Jesus? Me? Us? Left to my own wisdom John’s vision completely surpasses my ability. However, accepting God’s call provides a spiritual-cataract-lens replacement, preparing meContinue reading “Spiritual Cataracts and Heart Problems”

Rip Roaring Spiritual Stories

September 18, 2021 Scripture Resource Passage: Mark 12:1-12 –please don’t skip reading the resource passage Stories with life-changing turbulence flow from Jesus like waters over Victoria Falls.  Truth tumbles over and into the lives of those around him. Some stories (today’s passage), are immediately understood by everyone. Some of his stories are meant to disguise spiritualContinue reading “Rip Roaring Spiritual Stories”

Animosity Received

Scripture resource Passage: John 15 Animosity sent, received and understood bruises my soul. “I don’t like you and neither does anyone else!” Hard to take. Many early disciples experienced the brutality revealed in Jesus’ words: “…As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That isContinue reading “Animosity Received”