Running Together

“And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.” Hebrews 12:1  “For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.” Matthew 18:20 It is easier to run alone, rather than run in a group. Running with others means keeping pace with those around you. Not soContinue reading “Running Together”

Radical Ministry

“Religious people love to hide behind religion. They love the rules of religion more than they love Jesus. With practice, the Condemners let rules become more important than the spiritual life. “ — Michael Yaconelli Mentally ill people are rarely seen in our Churches. Often we are pushed into hiding our true identity;  we can come out into the open, butContinue reading “Radical Ministry”

Your Love Will Define You

“You were cleansed from your sins when you obeyed the truth, so now you must show sincere love to each other as brothers and sisters. Love each other deeply with all your heart.” 1 Peter 1:22, NLT Love defines us as believers. I know I’m sharing God’s love for Steve, a backslidden Christian who I meetContinue reading “Your Love Will Define You”

Battle Scars

It is a bad habit to try to teach without personal knowledge. We can preach, and yet we do not possess. This is one of the occupational hazards of those of us in our profession. It also seems to carry a horrible curse of spiritual sterility, that the wise believer can discern. It’s been 13 yearsContinue reading “Battle Scars”