Life Together

Life Together

“Let [the one] who cannot be alone beware of community… Let [the one] who is not in community beware of being alone… Each by itself has profound perils and pitfalls. One who wants fellowship without solitude plunges into the void of words and...
Open Hands

Open Hands

“There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, Mine!” ― Abraham Kuyper God is sovereign. That’s something we’re all taught in Sunday School. Or maybe we’ve heard it...
Return to Integrity (Pt. 3 of Paul’s Defense in 2 Cor. as a Model for Pastoral Leadership)

Return to Integrity (Pt. 3 of Paul’s Defense in 2 Cor. as a Model for Pastoral Leadership)

2 Cor. 4:2  But we have renounced disgraceful and underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God.  (ESV) Wow, this...
Many Meals and Late Night Conversations

Many Meals and Late Night Conversations

Acts 20:11  And when Paul had gone up and had broken bread and eaten, he conversed with them a long while, until daybreak, and so departed.  (ESV) It was Sunday. Paul had already preached past midnight. They continued to talk and share a meal together (perhaps two...
Burn the Stage

Burn the Stage

The Younger quickly sketched the image on a napkin with bold, confident strokes, eagerly outlining the thought he had just blurted out to the Elder. The Elder watched him over the rims of his reading glasses, a steaming cup of coffee — “black, the way God...