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As Yourself

What comes to mind with the phrase, "Love your neighbor as yourself?" What does that mean? Sure, the parable of the Good Samaritan is helpful, but there aren't many folks beaten up and left for dead on the side of the road in my neighborhood. I like … More

A Prayer For The Weary

Jesus, prayer

I pray frequently with some friends, but sometimes we're not able to meet. So, we often use email. If you're a prayer, you'll know that sometimes someone will pray in a way that makes you say, "Wow, I wish I recorded that!" Thankfully, email can … More

Supposing Him To Be The Gardener

Jesus

In the gospel of John, the one written by Jesus' best friend, John tells us of Mary's encounter with Jesus after he rose from the dead. It was early, still dark, and Mary was overwhelmed with grief. When she turned around from the empty tomb there … More

An Open Letter To Facebook Christians

Jesus Christ

There is a plethora of novel surveys that one can take on Facebook. Everyday someone is posting, "I got Brad Pitt" as my movie character...or something along these lines. You can discover your color, your rock star name, your song...the list goes on. … More

What Does The Kingdom of God Look Like In Practice?

What does the kingdom of God look like in practice? Great question, yes? I am enjoying two books that highlight the gap between the kingdom conditions of the early church and the condition of the current church. One is by the esteemed New Testament … More

An Open Letter to Political Christians

Calling All Christians

Political Christians (and any others) please help. Why is it that there is so much Obama bashing coming out of the mouths (and Facebook/Twitter pages) of Christians? I could understand well-reasoned arguments and helpful criticism filled with grace … More

A Massive Reordering

Pagans, Jesus, Culture

I've been listening to a lecture series based on a book by Peter Jones entitled, Only Two Religions. It's good. He outlines the transformation he has witnessed in the US since the 1960s. In short, it's been nothing less than a massive reordering of … More

Have You Experienced Love Like This?

The Father's Love

As Christians, we often speak of the Father's love. It's all over the Bible so it's kind of hard to avoid it. That said, words, while critical, can only take us so far. What we really desire is to experience, to feel, the Father's love for us. But … More

Have You Tried This?

Have you tried this? This comes from Paul, Jesus' main church planter. Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) That's a heck of a thing to say, … More

From Where Does Your Help Come?

My 11-year-old son put the video below together. It's really cool. I so love how music and images can tell such a powerful story. Enjoy. Thanks, ~ Ted   Lift My Eyes - Bebo Norman … More