So how do we follow Jesus? What a simple question. It’s so simple, in fact, and it’s been repeated so many times that maybe we’re sort of over it. We might even roll our eyes at such a question. Nonetheless, it’s a question we can never quit asking and thinking about…because following Jesus, aka discipleship, is the […]Read more "Jesus Calling"
Right now as you read there is something irreversibly true about you, the people around you and God. It’s true, and there’s nothing we can do to change it. At the end of the day, God is who God is. Jesus is who he is. And we are who we are…essentially. When Jesus went back to […]Read more "The Gospel According to “Like”: the Truth in the Face of Rejection"
In his book Immortal Diamond, Richard Rohr says, “We are all looking for an immortal diamond: something utterly reliable, something loyal and true, something we can always depend on, something unforgettable and shining.” While we’re all looking for that, our culture tries to sell us this other counterfeit mineral: being liked. When we buy in, we try to build ourselves up […]Read more "The Gospel According to “Like”: The Devil Rushes In"
In Luke 3, John the Baptist, a prophet preparing the way for the Lord, is brutally honest with crowds who come out to see him. He basically holds up an oversized mirror and says, “Look at yourselves! You look like snakes!” In that moment, something unprecedented and unexpected happens: the crowds draw nearer to him. Tax collectors, […]Read more "The Gospel According to “Like”: the Art of Honesty"