We stand on the shoulders of Christians who, over the centuries, sought and encouraged times of silence and solitude. During this time of quarantine, here are my suggestions for maintaining, and even growing, our relationship with God:
Those who have been saved by Jesus are left with a common call: be citizens of his kingdom in our present world. Our faith is spilled out in our actions. This is not in an attempt to save ourselves, but to be ambassadors of Jesus' kingdom.
Imagine, if you will, yourself on the shores of the river Jordan. Down by the river is a man—long-haired, dressed in camel skin—yelling at the top of his lungs.
Building our bulwarks and pelting verbal bombs will get us nowhere except perpetual dysfunction. Yelling and calling each other names will create a such increasing disunity that we can no longer be called "the United States."
Several governors and other politicians in the United States, many of whom tout their "Christian values" and this as a "Christian nation," have said that we should take no Syrian refugees because one such refugee was amongst the many terrorists who recently attacked Paris. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of refugees are fleeing Syria. They are … Continue reading Entertaining Angels
I have developed a certain tendency to use the phrases "changing the world" or "taking over the world" when speaking with creative friends. I usually leave this without any particular explanation, a seeming little absurdity thrown into a comment or conversation, but I actually mean what I say. I fully intend a lifelong conspiracy with … Continue reading Changing the World
Your gratuity is your server's livelihood. It is what ensures they can afford their life expenses. Your attitude and your generosity should reflect the heart that Christ himself has for these men and women who serve you.
Who was this namesake of Sojourn's new cathedral?
My, how the feathers have flown in the past couple of weeks in response to a Biblical Recorder interview with Dan Cathy, COO of Chik-fil-A, where he claimed he and his family believed in the "traditional family" (i.e., the biblical, heterosexual marriage). Homosexual advocates cried fowl foul and planned on boycotting the chain henceforth, which then … Continue reading The Elephant… er, Chicken… in the Room
This is the way of life together: "Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn." (Rom. 12:15)