Contentious Disputes in the Church

Contentious disputes in the church… …have been going on ever since the 1st century. Today’s contentious disputes are nothing new. However, today we have  a fresh opportunity to forge a deeper unity in the church. Or the downside, it will widen the breach if we focus on diversity rather than beginning with caring attitudes that … Read more

Relating with Others during Difficult Times

How do we respond during difficult times? Jesus, the most brilliant and practical teacher I know, gave us superb insight on how he asks us to relate to others to help them (Matthew 7:1-12). In this passage, Jesus deals with the fourth spiritual virus that infects our faith-communities. If we approach life as if we … Read more

Fear & Faith for Followers of Jesus

In these days when it seems so normal to feel fear and anxiety, let’s not beat ourselves up if we have such feelings. Even when they drive us toward darkness. First, we must own our feelings, authentically acknowledge them. If we don’t, they will not guide us in the midst of this “whatever has happened” … Read more

Jesus Radically Changed All Things

Wow, what a treasure chest the Old Testament (OT) is, yet Jesus radically changed all things. In the OT, discover so many first things. The beginnings of God’s big-story. How God designed us. Whose we are. God’s original…and unchanging…intent for His people. God’s archenemy who brought evil and pain and death into this world by … Read more