November 27, 2011
How will anyone know that behind this Christmas extravaganza is a real Jesus if they don’t hear stories of what he is doing in people’s lives today? This isn’t about the stereotype you have of “testifying” to someone, it’s about knowing God’s story well enough to know where it intersects your story. And knowing the people around you well enough to know where your story intersects theirs. For someone to know the full story of their life can change everything.
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November 21, 2011
You’ve known all along that it isn’t all about you, it isn’t even all about us, our country or - for that matter - about human beings. The universe is a totality and has to be taken that way. Why doesn’t anybody get that? Believe it or not, you aren’t alone on this. God even gets it. Always has. It’s one of the Big Guys main points in the Bible. It’s about time we not only get God’s point, but start seeing how and why this makes so much sense. It’s a matter of faith. It’s a revolution that needs to happen.
November 14, 2011
Why is it that all the power seems to belong to those with the most money, the biggest weapons or the most "connected" friends? Do you ever wonder what the world would look like if the decision makers didn't have to be rich or carry the biggest stick? Your gut tells you the system is broken but you wonder if thinking so means you must be crazy. Well you're not alone because God agrees that real power comes from somewhere completely different. It has to. Let's spend some time hearing how God's vision and your gut are really in tune.
November 12, 2011
Along with “Mama”, “Dada” and “No” most of us learned to say “More” as one of our first words and we haven’t quit saying, wanting or trying to have it ever since. That’s a problem because we are running out of more and there isn’t room for bigger. “Bigger is better” thinking is killing us and destroying our world. You know it’s got to change and guess what, God does too! In fact, 1000’s of years ago God put the clues to what’s “Better than bigger” in the Bible for us to discover. Let’s take a look.
November 11, 2011
When you read the paper and watch the news, do you get the impression that there are pretty much two options when it comes to religion: you can be a fundamentalist which is taken to be rigid and judgmental…or you can be spiritual which is taken to be anything and everything goes. Are you as tired of this false dichotomy as I am? I think there’s another way and I think we should talk about it!