"My heart is sick, withered like grass, and I have lost my appetite." - Psalm 102:4 The term, "wither" or "withered" is used figuratively here to express a moral and spiritual deficiency that affects the heart, causing it to wither and decay from spiritual malnutrition. Similarities of Physical and Spiritual Malnutrition I recently underwent a gastronomy … Continue reading A Withering of the Heart
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?
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
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
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