Jesus said we should pray to our Father, “May your kingdom come. May your will be done on earth as in heaven.” Here’s what happens when we do.
For months and now years, the news has been full of weather disasters. Fires and horrendous mudslides in California; repeated blizzards and “thundersnow” in the Northeast; floods in low-lying areas; bizarre tornadoes in the south and elsewhere; prolonged droughts in the southwest. And that is just in the United States! This and worse are happening
The Band Meeting by Kevin Watson and Scott Kisker is a small book, just 172 pages (Seedbed Publishing). I consider it the most significant book of 2017. The book’s subtitle: Rediscovering Relational Discipleship in Transformational Community. Despite the big words, the message is simple. Want radical Jesus-centered disciples today? Do what John Wesley did some
Gold leaves of autumn New buds in spring Summer’s warm magic Winter’s cold ring— Coming and going Time’s rise and fall Years building ages Time touching all— So our lives mingle So our lives blend So our lives struggle So our lives end. High above meaning Wider than mind Deeper than sorrow Kinder than
Among many other wondrous things, Christmas is a preview of Jesus’ second coming. Christmas is bittersweet. The angels announce good will and peace on earth. Unspeakable joy at the birth of a baby, the long-prophesied Messiah, Jesus! Then small children are massacred in and around Bethlehem. At this 2017 holiday season we hear Christmas bells.
Nobel Prize-winning author Sinclair Lewis was alarmed by the rise of Adolf Hitler in Germany. In 1931 his journalist wife had interviewed Hitler. Now it was 1935. Lewis decided he’d better write a novel warning the United States. After four months of feverish writing, Lewis published It Can’t Happen Here in October, 1935. Let’s give
Does the church really need super star pastors, that can do it all? Howard Snyder challenges us to think more biblically about church leadership and the body of Christ.
In contrast to traditional views, the Bible describes the church in the midst of culture, struggling to maintain its fidelity while tainted by the corrosive acids of paganism and Jewish legalism.
“God works in a mysterious way, his wonders to perform,” said William Cowper in 1774. I fully agree. One of those mysterious ways is providence (a big theme in John Wesley, about which I’ve written). Another is signs and wonders (which I’m writing about now. Wesley did, too). Background Last month a good friend sent