Month: March 2016
March 28, 2016
This Easter truth is as mind-boggling and subversive today as it has been in every age; because rather than looking forward to a day when the things that make us different from others disappear, the resurrection proclaims that we look forward to an eternity in which those differences remain, but no longer divide.
March 24, 2016
It is in God’s very nature to seek out relationship, and it is this divine seeking that provides the roots for evangelism and grounds all the directives that Jesus gives us.
March 16, 2016
Jesus told Zacchaeus to come down from the tree for dinner before Zacchaeus ever had the good idea to give half of what he had to the poor and give back any tax money he’d unfairly kept for himself. Jesus reached out to the Samaritan woman before she had all her questions answered, before she truly understood what the coming of the Messiah was all about.
March 14, 2016
World Methodist Evangelism West Africa Regional Secretary Bishop Sunday Onuoha was honored at the 2016 National Religious Broadcasters Media Awards for his work with Vision Africa Radio in Nigeria.
March 9, 2016
Things are close at the beach. No matter how vast the ocean is, its waves come right up to lap at your toes. No matter how far the sand stretches, it still holds on to your footprints. No matter how loudly the wind roars in your ears, there’s a peace that surrounds you as you walk. No matter how hard it may feel to talk to someone you love in other places, at the beach the difficulty seems to be swept away with the wind and washed away with the waves as together you walk the long stretches of sand.
March 7, 2016
We’re so intent on keeping up appearances, so focused on making sure our outsides are presentable, that we miss out on the transformative power of the Spirit on our insides.
March 2, 2016
A hard truth for many of us to admit is that if we would wrestle more deeply with society’s objections to our faith, as well as with our own doubts, we might be better prepared to respond with both strength and grace in these types of contexts.