We welcomed guest speaker Zach Brown, a student at Indiana University, who shared what grace has come to mean for him. Zach admits that he really had no idea what “grace” was for most of his life, though he heard about it a lot about it. Zach had an experience in high school that made grace real–and […]Read more "The Riches of Grace"
If you get on social media platform for even a short period of time these days, you will see different prescriptions for what we need to be doing to fix our problems and why each prescription is the right one (and others are wrong). Along these lines, the Apostle Paul faced a question from early Christian communities (and opponents) […]Read more "Standing in Grace: Why Be Good"
Through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we find ourselves standing in grace. There is nowhere we can walk in our lives where we are not on the ground of God’s undeserved kindness and warm acceptance of us. We cannot earn it. We can only believe in Jesus and wake up to what […]Read more "Standing in Grace: Infused Into Us"
One brother stole a very special, particular blessing from his brother. That other brother then vowed to kill his brother. They become estranged for years until one decisive day. Though it is a story with ancient, historical origins, the story of Jacob and Esau captures our current realities well. We live in an insecure world, a […]Read more "Standing in Grace"
The Church has sent some bad messages about money. Give 10% because the Bible says so; it’s your duty.* Give because we have a need. Give because God’s going to give you stuff in return. Make no bones about it. We’re called to give our money. We’re called to open our lives–everything we are and […]Read more "The Gratitude Path 4: Currency & Economy"