War or Death

Last weekend I took the opportunity to see the movie, “War Room.” It’s an independent film by Alex and Stephen Kendrick (also known as the “Kendrick Brothers”) and the same folks who did the movies, Fireproof (2008) and Courageous (2011). It’s an unapologetically Christian movie about a couple whose marriage is in trouble, and aContinue reading “War or Death”

A Desperate Need: The Way of Heart

The Way of the Heart: The Spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers Why I picked up this book: This book was required reading for one of my leadership courses in seminary. Because of the some of the spiritual disciplines shared in it, I have revisited it several times since. During this difficult time inContinue reading “A Desperate Need: The Way of Heart”

Violence, Compassion, & Last Week with @IJM

Last week, I attended the International Justice Mission (IJM) annual Global Prayer Gathering. I sat among 1400 people from across the world and listened to stories, testimonies, and the great work of IJM, but mostly we heard reports from the IJM field officers and we gathered to pray. This was my second time attending theContinue reading “Violence, Compassion, & Last Week with @IJM”