The Fact That Jesus ‘Reclined’ Means We’re Safe

You guys ever been in that situation when you're with someone and you're just completely uncomfortable? I think of the scenarios where icebreakers were used to get to know people. First of all, I HATE icebreakers. I was an RA for a year in college and I acted like I liked them, but I couldn't … Continue reading The Fact That Jesus ‘Reclined’ Means We’re Safe

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The Church Culture of Compassion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEhRucEVzH8 If judgement looms under every steeple, if lofty glances from lofty people, can't see past her scarlet letter, and we never even met her. I love the Casting Crowns video above because it shows what the church can be and far too often is, but also what it's supposed to be. Initially, the people … Continue reading The Church Culture of Compassion

Grace Is Something So Incredibly Radical

I've been reading Tullian Tchividjian's excellent book One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World the last week or so, and it is truly excellent. He discusses the need for a greater understanding for grace in a world that lives by and believes in what he calls "performancism," being judged and evaluated based solely on your performance. … Continue reading Grace Is Something So Incredibly Radical