The Hope of the Gospel

I’ve been reading Tim Keller’s book Ministries of Mercy. Man that dude knows how to articulate scripture, theology and culture. A thought from Keller based on Mark 10:17: “It appears that Jesus sees care for the poor as part of the essence of being a Christian.” There is a certain hope for many people who follow Jesus. We see our […]

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Thoughts on Risk

Risk is a thought that is hard to grasp. For some of us we take to many risks and lack wisdom, others of us take to few risk and lack adventure and faith. Liz and Blanca shared this yesterday when they spoke at their church. I thought you might find it valuable.  10 Risks Risk entering […]

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Living by Faith

I got an email from my pastor friend in Zimbabwe. The email was short, filled with lots of real pain. My friend was grateful that we are standing with him in prayer as he watches his country dissolve into a place of chaos and violence. Yet, he is filled with tremendous hope and vision. He runs two […]

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Trusting God is Foreign

I spent some time praying and reading scripture this morning. I’m reading Samuel and the story of Saul. It started so well, but we all know the ending is tragic. I love how the “Spirit”  descended on Saul and he was transformed. The OT characters had the audacity to live brave lives and risk it all…I think there is […]

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Risk First

A lot of people want to live an epic life. We hear amazing leaders tell amazing stories of success. We want to taste that success, we desire it, we crave it…But what separates the “doers” and the “dreamers” is simple: action. You can’t live an epic life if you’re not willing to take epic risks. So many […]

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