When it comes down to it, the Holy Spirit is hard to comprehend or even conceptualize at a basic level. Yet, when we read the Book of Acts, the Holy Spirit is the reason the Church came to life. It’s also the reason the Church is still alive wherever it is truly alive. It is […]Read more "The Difference 5: Holy Spirit, pt. 2"
We are people of flesh, of senses–sight, smell, sound, taste, touch. Our senses are a gift. In many ways, they–in connection with our cognition–is what makes us us. And yet we are so much more. When we stand in front of the ocean. When we witness the birth of a child. When we stand underneath the Northern […]Read more "The Difference 4: Sense AND Spirit"
Sticking with family is tough sometimes. Sometimes, it’s nearly impossible. Sticking with the faith family is no different. Peter and co. felt that immediately after Jesus sent them on his mission and then left earth. They had to deal with dysfunction. They had to process Judas’s betrayal. Would they stay together and give of themselves to the […]Read more "The Difference 3"
As we’ve talked about, God’s dream is that all people would find their fill at God’s eternal table. That is why Jesus Christ came into the world: to extend salvation to all people; to reconcile all people to God; to connect us all to God and each other at God’s feasting table. As we’ve been saying, it’s […]Read more "At the Table: Proximity"
If we stop and think about it, some of the most impactful transformations in history have been the result of movements. Dr. King spearheaded a movement. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Lucretia Mott sparked movement. And, yes, Jesus Christ ignited a movement. Of course, it was so much more than a social movement (and the others were also, to […]Read more "The Ancient Revolution: Movement Mindset"