DISCIPLES LIVE WITH NOT ONLY renouncing their own rights, but even renouncing their own righteousness. They get no credit themselves for what they do and sacrifice. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will he filled. ” Matthew 5:6 If a church renounced its own righteousness,Continue Reading

A few weeks ago, I picked up Creative Matters for free by downloading it here.  I was immediately impressed by the folks in the Creative Collective that desired to engage this conversation with the church by sharing the content for free. Jarrett Stevens, lead pastor of Soul City Church, facilitatedContinue Reading

Those who mourn are those who are prepared to renounce and live without everything the world calls happiness and peace. They are those who cannot be brought into accord with the world, who cannot conform to the world. The community of disciples does not shake off suffering, as if theyContinue Reading

THE DISCIPLES ARE NEEDY IN every way. They are simply “poor” (Luke 6:20). They have neither spiritual power of their own, nor experience or knowledge they can refer to and which could comfort them. For his sake they have lost all that. “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirsContinue Reading

Last night I had the privilege of meeting up with some good friends from back home who are also in Vancouver this week.  Denise, Shari, and I met several years back when we were all three serving as youth ministers.  Now, none of us are youth ministers, but still haveContinue Reading

Worry collects treasures, and treasures produce more worries. The chains which bind us to earthly goods, the clutches which hold the goods tight, are themselves worries. Only those who put tomorrow completely into God’s hand and receive fully today what they need for their lives are really secure. Receiving dailyContinue Reading