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Deleveraging Mission…

Deleveraging Mission…

  I’m an Associate Member of The Mission Exchange (formerly known as EFMA). Every so often they send out articles or musings on mission from their perspective. The musing below struck me as something worth pondering long and hard. So, I’ve put this in my board’s hands as something we must chew on and I […]

Maybe…

Maybe…

  We are working our way through “Papa Prayer” by Larry Crabb with our House Church.  From the start I could tell this would be an interesting discussion. All agreed we needed work on our prayer life but the crowd was mixed as to whether this book could actually speak into the void. Besides, “we […]

Boasting in Weakness…

Boasting in Weakness…

My week has been full of appointments at a local hotel where over 600 ‘M’s’ converged for their annual conference. As chaplain/mentor/spiritual director of a few of their teams around the region, I was making good on the fact that they were all in one location.   At any rate, still operating on the schedule […]

Obligating God

Obligating God

In House Church this evening we did a comparative study between Jeremiah 15 and Jeremiah 20.  In chapter 15, Jeremiah rightly complains that his life had gotten complicated due to the message God had given him.  He even points out that he is not like those who don’t honor God but actually did everyting he […]

Sacramental living

Sacramental living

My denominational background only acknowledges two sacraments of the church: Baptism & the Lord’s table.  When I mentioned discovering the “sacramental aspects of family life” in my previous post it occurred to me that some may not understand my meaning.   My understanding of a sacramental life is one that sees the relational dynamics of […]

Life at the Center…

Life at the Center…

Not long ago I read an out of print book by Ernst Boyer, Jr. entitled, “Finding God at Home”.  In the book, he mentions one of his classes at Harvard Divinity School where the professor describe the life of the desert fathers.  Leading a life of deep commitment, solitude, prayer and reflection they gave themselves […]