The size of our fight

The size of our fight

In a few densely packed, carefully chosen words, Jesus spoke a powerful and life-altering reality: his disciples (us, therefore) would be in the world but not of it, in the same way he was not of it (in John 17). Every generation of believers since that prayer was...
Is this thing on?

Is this thing on?

“It’s not at all what I was expecting. It was so disappointing!” Has that, or something like it, ever been your lament? Have you ever heard someone wax eloquent and rapturous about an experience or a visit that built great excitement in you? So much so, that you...
A Long, Winding Road

A Long, Winding Road

Pentecost initiated the church itself, but also the dynamic of the in-dwelling Holy Spirit in the life of each believer in Jesus. The implication was that all the power and glory of the Kingdom of Heaven had taken up permanent residence in individual hearts, however...
Days of Sweet Promise

Days of Sweet Promise

Would you consider the days we are living in right now to be tumultuous? I would. And Jesus’ disciples most certainly would have considered their days to be chaotic! I think they all would have been most grateful to be able to return to Jesus’ final words as recorded...
To be happy in Jesus

To be happy in Jesus

‘You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.’ This saying is meant to convey the limits of our ability to learn. Turns out, it’s a myth. Thanks to a branch of medical science, we now know that our amazing brains retain lifelong ‘neuro plasticity,’ simply meaning a...