If we were honest, many of us feel “boxed in” by our work. Our work doesn’t energize us. It stifles us. But maybe it isn’t our work…or maybe it is. As we’ve talked about in this series, our work may not be the problem. The way we see work might be the culprit of our […]Read more "Good Work: Identity, Role, and Place"
Bob Goff, the author of Love Does, tells a story about time when he had to tell someone he cared about, and someone who had cared a lot about him, that he had decided to quit high school and go out west. He went to this person’s house to tell him the bad news. Bob then got […]Read more "Standing in Grace 4: Going With Us"
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"
Jesus once said, “The Companion,the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I told you” (John 14:26, CEB). Jesus knew many things. He knew we needed to follow him to be forgiven. He knew we needed to belong to him and be […]Read more "Dreams (and the Holy Spirit)"
The Apostle Paul, who was a critical figure in birthing the Jesus movement, said, “Love is kind.” You might think in saying that Paul was just looking for a bunch of endearing words to describe love. But Paul also mentioned that a fruit of the Spirit–the Holy Spirit that dwells in a disciple–is kindness. So, what […]Read more "Love Is Kind"