So over the course of the next posts we’re going to be hitting an important topic, and one that we don’t deal very well with. That’s anger. This is something that we like to talk a lot about, and we like to give impressions that we’re good at dealing with it, but we aren’t. Just like the title of this post points out, we’re missing the mark. Rather than really dealing with anger, we cover it in platitudes and trite sayings. Continue reading Angry Bibles – Missing the Mark
Welcome to Lent! Its a great season isn’t it? Its a time to prepare for Easter. Now, you can probably tell from some of my previous posts that I don’t think we do near enough actual preparation. Actually, I should say we don’t do enough of the right kind of preparation. Arguably, its the lack of the right kind of preparation that has caused us the most trouble and has led us to the troubles we’re facing. This is an interesting post about some of the reasons why kids leave the church. Largely, we’re trying to hard in the wrong areas, and not enough in the right ones.
This season, during Lent I want us to be preparing in the right ways. Mostly though, I want us to do this by taking a new look at things that we think we know. Continue reading Prophets & Prophecy: Reading for Faith
I wanted you to start out by reading Psalm 1 for two verses.
3 They [the people who love the Lord] are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper.
4 The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
I love that image of a tree being replanted by streams of water. When I read that passage, my first thought was of this song, Continue reading Down by the Riverside