Gospel Hope and Virtue

Gospel hope is a vision and a promise of transformation. The transformation of habits. The restoration of relationships. Christian hope is an invitation to live differently, in an alternative reality of flourishing and shalom. It is hope is against the present patterns of fear, practices of greed and violence, and…

Acts Wednesday: Chapter 3, Prayer, Power, Preaching

In our lives today, you and I have to cope with much the same kinds of things that are in these chapters—meeting people’s needs, dealing with people who don’t like us or what we represent, who want to stand in the way, dealing with discord in our churches and relationships, dealing with lies, suffering, injustice, and personal injury. The list goes on.

After the Conference: Thomas Jay Oord

Allow me to begin this post by praising Gabriel Gordon’s remarkable ability to network with diverse speakers. In putting together the first annual Misfits conference, Gabriel communicated with and sold on attendance academic philosophers, Southern Baptists, Episcopalians, Roman Catholics, and (at least one) Eastern Orthodox. Not just any young person…

Forty Days and Forty Nights

Long after the rain had stopped, they were still in the ark, tending the animals, watching their supplies get lower and lower. God had never told Noah what was next after the flood. Chapter 7 concludes with an anxious sense of concern.

The Redemptive Work of Silence (Till We Have Faces)

“And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” John 17:3 (Contains sixty-year-old spoilers) One does not have to read very far in C.S. Lewis’ novel Till We Have Faces to discover that it is a book about silence.…

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