Time: The Essential Investment

I love the Gospel of John. I find it the most theologically challenging Gospel account, and I appreciate the ways it allows us to look into the intimate relationships and conversations that Jesus had with ordinary people. John’s Gospel includes the reverent yet warm exchanges between Jesus and his relative, John the Baptist. It givesContinue reading “Time: The Essential Investment”

What Does Church Hospitality Look Like?

There is an old cereal commercial that begins by panning across a field of tall stalks of golden wheat. The viewers then see an image of a large family house and an intimate group of people running through the wheat fields to the home. Before the commercial ends, the narrator reminds us, “If you feedContinue reading “What Does Church Hospitality Look Like?”

Desperate for the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is at work in us. The Holy Spirit is at work in and through our personal stories, and testimonies. The Holy Spirit is at work saving souls, orchestrating our time and space, the ways in which we live, breathe, and have our being. This is miraculous, and yet I long to seeContinue reading “Desperate for the Holy Spirit”