The earliest believers were devoted to their shared meals. That was one of their basic practices for living out faith in Jesus. Its seems that God gave them special rest through their shared meals. God wants to do the same for us. Message from Sunday, October 4, 2015: The list of ten at the end of the […]Read more "BASIX: Sharing Meals"
What comes to mind when you hear “legacy”? What do you want your legacy to be? History is full of people that left good legacies. Much rarer is the person or figure who became part of the eternal legacy. That one–the eternal one–is the one to which God has invited us. So how do we become part of […]Read more "Ruth & the God of Vulnerability, Empathy & Redemption 3"
Do we believe that empathy and compassion can change the world? Do we believe that empathy and compassion as expressions of God’s love can impact individuals, households and communities in lasting ways? Sometimes we can be idealistic and romantic. We might to talk about concepts that sound good–ideas that feel good. The story of Ruth challenges us to […]Read more "Ruth & the God of Vulnerability, Empathy & Redemption 2"
We might have a vulnerability issue. Brené Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, suggests that many of us struggle with “allowing ourselves to be seen.” She says, “We’re the most in debt, obese, addicted and medicated adult cohort in U.S. history.” She suggests that this is so because we […]Read more "Ruth and the God of Vulnerability, Empathy & Redemption"