As of late I have been participating in an amazing “huddle” (small group) with a pretty incredible group of people. Needless to say, this small group, that meets once a week, leaves me filled with encouragement but also challenged to find myself in constant renovation…always growing. I think what makes this group work is the […]Read more "Oikos"
If you are unfamiliar with David Walker’s music…well…familiarize yourself. David is the Worship Pastor at City Church in Simpsonville, SC and an anointed singer/songwriter who, over the last 2 years, has become a friend and a mentor. He has recently written a modern “hymn” that I’ve posted below. Check it out! For more of David’s music […]Read more "Beautiful Rescuer"
“We have successfully managed to hide behind other questions…and to avoid the huge, world shaking challenge of Jesus’ central claim and achievement. We have reduced the Kingdom of God to private piety, the victory of the cross to comfort for the conscience, and Easter itself to a happy, escapist ending after a sad, dark tale. […]Read more "Recognizing Jesus"
Salvation is not merely deliverance from sin, nor the experience of personal holiness; the salvation of God is deliverance out of self entirely into union with Himself. My experimental knowledge of salvation will be along the line of deliverance from sin and of personal holiness; but salvation means that the Spirit of God has brought […]Read more "Salvation According to Oswald"
In Christ, God’s “yes” defeats our “no.” Our “no” is a human rejection of God’s claim on us as our creator, sustainer and lord, a rejection that produces alienation and isolation, even from ourselves. In Jesus Christ, God unmasks and defeats that “no” and signals that we are not our own. We belong to God’s […]Read more "The Gospel in Seven Words"