... while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. John 1 parallels the creation narrative. In which the Word, through whom all things came into being, shines in the darkness. With winds sweeping; and then all this time later: Word, and things into being, and light. A dynamic God, at work, … Continue reading The time to honor
There stood at the foot of the cross, the women in Jesus' life. His mother's heart broke. A pain incomprehensible. A soldier. Oblivious. A mysterious Mary of Magdala. And, two more women. ... The entire world, drawn onto the cross. And crucified, with Jesus. No more. "It is finished." ... A heart break, rumbling on. … Continue reading Oblivious
I was encouraged on the weekend, to "welcome". To think about how I was welcomed as a new Christian, and to welcome new Christians in the same way. (This was the topic of the sermon at church.) "Welcome" connects directly into orthodox Christian theology. We are welcomed into Jesus, and we welcome Jesus into us. … Continue reading A welcome
In high school, I wanted to be a diplomat. I suppose I thought that that would be some time off. For the time, it was math, physics, English and economics. And later, when university came, maybe. But when university came, there were other concerns on my mind. I chose to study Commerce (and Information Systems), … Continue reading Diplomacy, and the church.
My thought of leading a church, is rather a strong heart for leading a church. But this has been on hold, for me. For whatever reason, I have not considered that I should - for the immediate future. And this has been hard, because I am shaped to. I continue to "be" in this direction, … Continue reading Church practice
We are 2,000 years in, to God's long-term plan. In the world, the church is vibrant...
What is hospitality, but a place in our heart? The Christian real estate business (a new creation business) is based in the heart! Only once we speak about the heart, can we speak about the structures: such as houses, chapels and castles. And, the way to the Christian heart, is through Lord Jesus.