The Prince of Peace brings peace, not by allowing everyone to do what they want, but through upending all human kingdoms—dismantling them and throwing them down.
Tag Archives: Jesus
Gleanings (April 17 2020)
Five articles I found helpful from around the Web this week.
When You Struggle With Doubt
Reading the Gospels helps me to know I’m not alone in my doubts. In fact, I’m in fairly good company.
Parents, Don’t Miss This Opportunity
Christian parents have an unprecedented, and divinely-ordained, opportunity to disciple their children during this time of quarantine and social isolation. What better time to pass the faith on to the next generation?
It’s OK to Be Sad
We are given place in our human experience, before God and the world, to treat the broken world just as it is: broken. To mourn and to cry and to weep and to be sad over things that call for it. That require it, even. Tears should frequent the faces of the saints.
The Web’s Top 5 – July 26, 2019
These are the Top 5 things I found on the web this week: Delighting in the Trinity Nine short videos by Mike Reeves, focused on helping us to delight in God’s nature as Trinity. Worth 12 minutes of your week! Love Your Neighbor and Speak the Truth Rosaria Butterfield: “To be clear, I was not convertedContinue reading “The Web’s Top 5 – July 26, 2019”
Struggling to Fit Church on Your Plate?
This post originally appeared at Gospel-Centered Discipleship. Many American churches have long reveled in the cultural phenomenon known as the “potluck.” The regular challenge of the potluck is, of course, to maximize limited plate space by trying to fit as much food as possible. Rookies overload with the initial dishes and run out of roomContinue reading “Struggling to Fit Church on Your Plate?”
Enduring Faithfulness in the Mundane
I love this quote by G. K. Chesterton that I ran across again while reading back through Jared C. Wilson’s Gospel Wakefulness (a worthy read, by the way): Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, ‘Do it again’; and theContinue reading “Enduring Faithfulness in the Mundane”
The Freedom of Forgiveness
by Mike Phay Jesus once told a story (Matthew 18:23-35) about a servant who owed his master a ridiculous amount of money—billions of dollars in today’s currency. In order to recoup at least some of this astronomical debt, the master—well within his legal rights at the time—commanded the sale of this servant and his entireContinue reading “The Freedom of Forgiveness”
Lessons from a Prayer Warrior
This is an article for those of us who think the word “PRAY” is the most jarring four-letter word uttered in the church.