I’m excited. Over the next few months we are going to be focusing on Scripture as a way and a place to encounter the living God. I’ve told the story before about the Christian college professor who was asked by a student, “What’s most important — prayer or studying the Scriptures?” He answered, “What’s more important…Read more »
During our worship yesterday I suggested that during this next year we redefine what a “good day” is, as well as redefine the word “prosperity.” Based on Psalm 1, I challenged us to define a good day as a day when we lived God’s way rather than a day when things went our way; and that we…Read more »
With the memory of our time in the 24/7 prayer tent still fresh for many of us, I thought people might appreciate these thoughts written about a week ago in another 24/7 prayer room in Guildford, England by Pete Greig, founder of the 24/7 prayer movement.
On Sunday I suggested that we shouldn’t see Martha’s way of loving Jesus as being inferior to Mary’s way of loving Jesus. (If you’re not familiar with the story, read Luke 10:38-42.) The problem, says Luke, was that Martha allowed herself to be “distracted by all the preparations that had to be done.” Luke doesn’t…Read more »
There was a time when I did quite a bit of reading about Benedictine spirituality. The Rule of St. Benedict is the guiding light for most Christian monastic communities in the world today, even the ones that don’t call themselves Benedictine. When Sharon and I lived in Michigan, we periodically visited and retreated at St. Gregory’s Abbey,…Read more »
As you can tell, I’ve not done much blogging lately. It’s not because I’ve lacked ideas to write about. Actually, it’s felt like there’s been too much to write about. This week and a half since our taking down the prayer tent has been one of the most theologically and spiritually fertile periods I can remember. …Read more »
This morning I woke with an inner stillness. I immediately pictured the tent. While the prayer tent has been disassembled, the memory of it still lives in me. A gift that keeps on giving.