How can we find and live out our authentic identity in a world of others' expectations? How do we become fully ourselves while also living in community? In Peter's address to his readers, we find a key to an authentic and appealing identity.
Message #25 in From Faith to Faith on Romans 12:11-21. And, as usual, the screen cast.
Watchman Nee, the Chinese house church leader, refused the newly ascended communist regime's invitation to head their efforts to assimilate Christianity. In retaliation, they published a full page editorial cartoon which depicted a cutaway view of a two story building. On the top story, hapless church members poured their money into a funnel on which … Continue reading Blame On!
I met a homeless man while doing outreach at the park one day. He had agreed to hear the gospel from me and so I began to share. He sat there distracted as I spoke, so I would stop every few minutes to ask for feedback. He didn't seem to have heard anything I was … Continue reading You Only Have One Problem
Let's have a little dialogue: Me: Are you a good person? You: Yes and no, I suppose. We're all sinners, but as a Christian God is making me the person I'm supposed to be. Me: How do you know that the "person you're supposed to be" is good? You: Because God is good and he's … Continue reading What’s Wrong with Right and Wrong
No, the title isn't a misspelling. I know you want it to say, "Pure Love," and it kind of does. Our word, "pure," comes from the Greek word, "pur." But "pur" doesn't mean, "pure;" it's Greek for "fire." When I speak of "pur love," I'm talking about love that cleanses through burning - love … Continue reading Pur Love