It’s an interesting scene in an ancient text. The supporting actors, and I say actors because they are all men, have been previously described in bits and pieces, and the entire story continues to revolve around one person: Jesus. He’s having dinner with his closest friends for one last time before something big is about … More Interruptible: Missing the Main Point
There’s a story in Matthew about brief encounter that Jesus had with two blind men. It was not an action item on an agenda that came out of a ministry strategy session. There was no meeting request sent to ensure that all the important players showed up for the occasion. And it didn’t seem like … More Interruptible: “What do you want?”
It’d been a long time since I tried. Several months, if not a year. I was curious if it would be OK, if things would be different, if I wouldn’t hurt. After nearly three years of being benched from all things related to running, I wanted to try to “workout” again. So on a rainy, cold … More “You never know another person’s story.”
He wasn’t told the outcome. He wasn’t asked about it. His opinion didn’t matter. God just wanted him to do something. Something specific. Something strange. Something so scary that he ran away. Jonah. He’s the guy who ended up in the belly of the big fish in that short, 2-page book of the Bible. He … More Well, I’m glad that you didn’t ask me…
I never used to like the Psalms. When reading through the Bible, I’d look for reasons to skip the longest book it has. I knew that they were important but just wasn’t a big fan. Sure, there were the verses that I’d memorized in high school that got me to trust God with decisions, and there was … More The Psalms: Remember
“…the kingdom of heaven has come near…” It was happening. There was no date announced. No Facebook event weeks in advance inviting everyone and all of their friends. No putting the time in calendars with reminders set to make sure people were prepared. It was simply happening. Many would be surprised. Some may have expected it. … More Interruptible: The interruption that couldn’t be ignored
God doesn’t need our stuff. He really doesn’t. He doesn’t need our money or our time or our smarts or our education or our experience or our stuff. He just doesn’t. The God who created the universe and everything in it can do anything he wants to do, when he wants to do it and how he wants … More God doesn’t need our stuff.