Links for Life, Leisure, and Light

The Messiah Lives! Politics, Culture and Worldview A Secular Jew Makes a Surprising Discovery about Slavery and Christians   This is a must read article! FASCINATING. Truly fascinating. History is so complicated which is another reason not to trust the first take of most media narratives. I Thought Christians Were Stupid and Bigots    “Giving up … More Links for Life, Leisure, and Light

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What is True Conversion?

We are to become a people who live passionately for and like Jesus.  If we aren’t becoming that, something is wrong. The C.S. Lewis quote above comes the article “True Conversion and Wholehearted Commitment: Foundations of Discipleship” by Thomas A. Tarrants, III, Directory of Ministry, C.S. Lewis Institute.

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Did Christ “Empty Himself” of all But Love?

The world owes a great debt to Charles Wesley as a pastor, missionary, theologian and hymn writer. But the much-love hymn, “And Can It Be”, has some very bad theology in the third stanza. He left His Father’s throne above So free, so infinite His grace— Emptied Himself of all but love, And bled for … More Did Christ “Empty Himself” of all But Love?

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When Theology, Politics and Mission Intersect

Sunday Afternoon Musings While studying last week, I ran across an old article by John Piper titled,  “Sin, Civil Rights, and Mission.” The article was actually one of Pastor John’s weekly letters to his congregation. It was tucked away in a file on Philippians 2:1-4 and when I read it, I thought that though it was … More When Theology, Politics and Mission Intersect

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7 Ideas for Summer Outreach (Part 2)

My last post (also with a ‘river’ of flowers) started a conversation about ideas and ways to interact with neighbors during the summer months. Practice the Ministry of Presence.   —see previous post Create Opportunities to be Present.  —see previous post Invite.  —see previous post Serve and Sacrifice for Them.  —see previous post ddd Use your … More 7 Ideas for Summer Outreach (Part 2)

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