What to do when the world moves into the neighborhood – Relationships: with the world, Part 5

If we aren’t waiting on some special missionary call from God (see previous post) and we are all called to love the world, does that mean everyone should travel overseas?  Please don’t hear me saying that.  It takes a certain maturity, a set of gifts and graces to be a good fit for living international. Continue reading “What to do when the world moves into the neighborhood – Relationships: with the world, Part 5”

A Purple Church is NOT colorblind – Current Events Q3 2021, Part 2

Have you heard that phrase? “We should be colorblind!” People suggest, when it comes to ethnicity, being colorblind is what is desirable. Just see the person, not their skin color, right? It sounds good, but I have three colorblind sons, each with varying degrees of colorblindness, and I can tell you that visual colorblindness meansContinue reading “A Purple Church is NOT colorblind – Current Events Q3 2021, Part 2”

Do politics and tradition guide your thinking more than Jesus? – Acts 21, Part 4

In 1991 the former Grand Wizard of the KKK, David Duke, was in a run-off election to become governor of Louisiana. In the four weeks leading up to the run-off, the New Orleans Saints were playing a home game, and a black season ticket holder told the story of his feelings as loud eruptions ofContinue reading “Do politics and tradition guide your thinking more than Jesus? – Acts 21, Part 4”

Celebrating with aliens, the fatherless and widows [God’s heart for the holidays, part 5]

In this series of posts, we are seeking to learn God’s heart for the holidays in Deuteronomy 16, through three feasts he asks Israel to keep every year.  In the previous few posts, God expresses his heart for remembering, and in this fifth and final post, we’re going to look at two more themes.  TheContinue reading “Celebrating with aliens, the fatherless and widows [God’s heart for the holidays, part 5]”