Are you mad?

At this point in Paul’s defense, Festus declared with a loud voice, “You’ve lost your mind, Paul! Too much learning is driving you mad!” But Paul replied, “I’m not mad, most honorable Festus! I’m speaking what is sound and true. King Agrippa knows about these things, and I have been speaking openly to him. I’m certainContinue reading “Are you mad?”

What is your hope?

What is my hope for Contemporary Christian Spirituality as a class, my self personally or my ministry? As I ponder this question, my first thought is why do these three things need to be different? My faith is intertwined in my life that it is hard to look at something I do that isn’t aContinue reading “What is your hope?”

The beginning of a Contemporary Christian Spirituality Journal

It is interesting to me that 20 years ago I started this blog for a class. It was an independent study that took me to a gathering of 3 different groups of church developers in Orlando. We had to blog about our experiences. And now today I am starting a journal for one of theContinue reading “The beginning of a Contemporary Christian Spirituality Journal”

Sardis

“Write this to the angel of the church in Sardis: These are the words of the one who holds God’s seven spirits and the seven stars: I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, and you are in fact dead.2 Wake up and strengthen whatever you have left, teetering on the brink of death,Continue reading “Sardis”

Slave vs Free

21 Tell me—those of you who want to be under the Law—don’t you listen to the Law? 22 It’s written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and one by the free woman. 23 The son by the slave woman was conceived the normal way, but the son by the free woman was conceived throughContinue reading “Slave vs Free”

be faithful

8“And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: These are the words of the first and the last, who was dead and came to life: 9“I know your affliction and your poverty, even though you are rich. I know the slander on the part of those who say that they are Jews andContinue reading “be faithful”

Proclaiming Jesus in Antioch

19 Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that took place over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, and they spoke the word to no one except Jews. 20But among them were some men of Cyprus and Cyrene who, on coming to Antioch, spoke to the Hellenists also, proclaiming the LordContinue reading “Proclaiming Jesus in Antioch”

Alle…

Alle… Oops. Hold on… As you are reading this article it is still Lent. But it is April and Spring and it should be Easter! And yes that celebration is coming. This year Easter is almost as late as it can be. The latest Easter can be is April 25. We are in that alreadyContinue reading “Alle…”

Hear O Israel

4Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. 5You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. 6Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. 7Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, whenContinue reading “Hear O Israel”

The Lions Den, part 1

It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom one hundred twenty satraps, stationed throughout the whole kingdom, and over them three presidents, including Daniel; to these the satraps gave account, so that the king might suffer no loss. Soon Daniel distinguished himself above all the other presidents and satraps because an excellent spirit was in him, andContinue reading “The Lions Den, part 1”