Tag: Jesus

Evangelism – Part 4: Evangelism Is Not Justice, Ecumenism, or Love

Welcome to a four-part series about what evangelism is and isn’t. In the first three pieces, I’ll look at why justice, ecumenism, and love are all components of evangelism. In the fourth piece, I’ll look...

/ March 10, 2018

How to Love Christ More than Christmas

It’s a crazy, wonderful time of year. How might we keep our heads and hearts on the one who is the real wonder? Remember the season is more than the sentimentality This is perhaps a...

/ December 19, 2016

Foodless

That we know of, Jesus only fasted once. He fasted after he was baptized in the Jordan, after water wrapped him up like a tomb, after a dove descended as if to say Peace itself...

/ February 11, 2016

What I need

Christ. That’s all. I’m trying to trust that. To know that Jesus is all I have or ever will need. It’s hard, but I think it’s true, not just because it is poetic or bold...

/ August 17, 2015

It’s On for Tomorrow

The Lord has a wonderful sense of humor. He’s gotten me again, just now. You may notice that the post immediately preceding this one, put up earlier today, is titled, “Are we on for tomorrow?”...

/ April 4, 2015

Dayenu – It Would Have Been Enough

It’s Maundy (mandatum) Thursday, the day Jesus gave his mandate: A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another....

/ April 2, 2015

Ash Fall: The heat of Ash Wednesday

Ashes mean the end of something. A house burned down, a body cremated, a book torched, a fire dying low. Ashes come out of the flame, and flame means destruction. Destruction like a wooden city...

/ February 18, 2015

Hope doesn’t mean forgetting

Sometimes, we look forward to a new year because it means we get the chance to start over. The clocks and the fireworks shoot straight up and hang for a minute before, boom, a fresh...

/ December 9, 2014

On Edgy Christianity

In North America, Christianity is not cool. It’s not exactly uncool either, but it’s closer to that end of the spectrum. Around these parts, Christianity is just plain normal. At least, that’s the perception. People...

/ April 15, 2014

Why I’m a Christian, despite Christians

Have you ever been at a party where your friend says something really stupid? What was that? you think. Please repeat. But you regret this thought, because, yes, he really did say something that insensitive or ignorant or...

/ February 6, 2014