I always think I’m going to write a “series” of posts about the same topic, but time gets away from me and before we can talk more about different streams/unity in the Church, I need to let you know about the next OSFGroup study. But first I have some questions: How many among you areContinue reading “The Other Half (First Covenant Edition)”
During the summers, I spend quite a few Sundays guest preaching at local churches. One recent weekend, the church administrator asked for an updated bio. Sending it in made me think that maybe I need to update you all on what The Pilgrimage is really about. In the requested bio, I said about myself (inContinue reading “The “Spiritual Refugee” Camp”
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial that has come upon you, as though something strange were happening to you… (1 Peter 4:12) Sometimes, if they seem open to the idea, I suggest to people that God doesn’t ask us to go through the sorts of things He wasn’t (isn’t?) willing to go through Himself. He became a human being for that very purpose. And HeContinue reading “First World … Formation”
At the end of the day, spiritual disciplines are not about results. They are about relationship.
Why are we all still talking about God’s glory and God’s love as two different things? If someone or something’s “glory” is basically that person or thing’s essence, and “God IS love,” then how would God’s love and God’s glory not be exactly the same thing?
“Discipline” sounds regimented and dull. It sounds like punishment. It sounds like it could be guilt-inducing. It doesn’t sound at all like the way to foster freely-given and spontaneous love for anybody.
‘Tis the season to use the word Glory (or Gloria) a lot. If you’re anything like me, the usage mostly happens unthinkingly–except for this year. This year I’m writing a new study for the OSFGroups. The study is called Glory, so I guess I’m noticing the word, and how we use it, much more than usual. The seedsContinue reading “Gloria in Excelsis Deo”
Purification from sin, and justice, are not precisely two different things, but they’re not exactly the same thing, either. One flows out of the other.