As we think about faith today, I want to go to one of the most famous verses in all of Christianity, at least from the perspective of our society. It’s a verse that we see plastered on signs people are holding at sporting events. It’s a verse we put on ballcaps and t-shirts and cards that we send. It’s a verse that is known well simple by citing the name of the book, chapter and verse number. It’s a verse that many people say is their favorite in all the Bible. It’s......
Talk is cheap. Actions speak louder than words. Or as Rachel Held Evans (an amazing Christian author who died suddenly this past week) has said: Christianity isn’t meant to simply be believed; it’s meant to be lived, shared, eaten, spoken, and enacted in the presence of other people. Rachel Held Evans passing this week is a true loss for the modern church. Yet her contributions to building the kingdom of God through her written witness to faith, spirituality and the church remain a treasure for all of us. Today, I invite you......
Are you familiar with the I AM statements in the Bible? There are 7 of them (some folks advocate for 8). They all say something different, something unique. I am… The Bread of Life The Light of the World The Door The Good Shepherd The Resurrection and the Life The Way the Truth and the Life The True Vine So, given their differences, which one is true? Which one do you believe in? This is not a fair question is it? But isn’t this the attitude of many in our society today? Isn’t......