Being In The Presence of God

  If you wonder where God went, look around you.  He's closer than you think. In the words of the Psalmist: "the world and all that is in it belong to the Lord; the earth and all who live on it are his."  In Paul's speech to the gentlemen of Athens - who although considered religious, did … Continue reading Being In The Presence of God

What’s on Your Palette?

Living with an artist, has helped me understand how the colors on an artist's palette, influence the creation of a painting. In like fashion, the colors on our life's palette create its narrative, or how we became who we are.  Life experiences and influences become the colors that create the painting of ourselves - beautiful … Continue reading What’s on Your Palette?

Why Pandering After Relevance is Wrong for the Church

Has the church's search for relevance in the modern era, subjected it to assimilation by the very culture it seeks relevance in? Something Shiny Caught My Eye A story is recounted in Christianity Today, where a young pastor asked the late Eugene Peterson, what he could do to make his preaching more relevant (this during … Continue reading Why Pandering After Relevance is Wrong for the Church

Seeing God in the Looking Glass

But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.  For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror.  You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like.  But if you look carefully … Continue reading Seeing God in the Looking Glass

A Display of Community

Community can mean different things to different people.  Do you live in a metaphorical  gated community, where those who don't think like you or look like you are locked out? Or is your faith vision broader - one that allows you to  “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2)? … Continue reading A Display of Community