Going to Church….Service

When you describe your Sunday morning plans have you ever respond with, “going to church?” Have you ever told your kid to get ready for “church”? At a gathering of church leaders, put on by The Parish Collective, one simple idea struck me. Most...
Notice

Notice

There’s a common theme as you read through the stories in the first four books in the New Testament. Jesus interacts with people that are outcasts, the people everyone can see but nobody wants to notice. Jesus takes the time to turn cultural practices on its...

Jesus and the Other – On Refugees

There’s a story in the Bible found in the book of Mark 7. It’s particularly relevant today given the events covered by the media about the influx of Syrian refugees into Western Europe. The story begins with Jesus interacting with the Pharisees. The...
No community from afar

No community from afar

Could you fit the Christian message in a Tweet? 160 characters or less? I think I could fit an explanation, but I believe beliefs need to be embodied, not something we simply comprehend in our head. There’s a scripture in Romans: 12:2. “Do not conform to...
Invitation

Invitation

There’s a knock at the door. It’s Jesus. Surprise visit and he’ll be staying for a week. Imagine if it was true, how would your life change? Would it even change? Would the surprise visit feel like a surprise inspection? Would angry Jesus show up and...