Saturday was a long and dark day. Not only did the disciples hide in fear for their lives, but even worse, they grieved deeply. Soldiers had carried Jesus off to his execution the day before.
God the Father extends a welcome to everyone. When we are willing to welcome like the Father, we reflect his unconditional acceptance.
My wife, Jenny, has run multiple marathons and half-marathons, but there was nothing quite like the thrill of her very first race.
The first year I attended a school where Gentiles were the overwhelming majority, I noticed a classmate with a strange smudge of black in the center of her forehead.
“Hey, you’ve got dirt on your face,” I said.
I recently toured the city of Chicago with Dr. John Fuder, founder of Pray Chicago. He led me and twenty others from my suburban church through some of Chicago’s most diverse neighborhoods.
Are you feeling like you’re on the bench? On the shelf? On the receiving end of hard times? Are you like I was, imprisoned by the need to prove your worth? Chained by illness or depression like my wife was? You are not
For 50 years I have survived as a spinal-cord injured quadriplegic. But that’s a walk-in-the-park compared to my battle against stage III breast cancer.
Originally posted on Outreach Magazine.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German Lutheran pastor, theologian, anti-Nazi dissident, is one of my heroes. I’ve reread Life Together multiple times and am currently reading The Cost of Discipleship.