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Jamie Wright wrote this penetrating essay of encountering a woman in a moment of extremity and need. It’s a reminder of our great need for a sanctuary, a safe place to come when the world has gone mad and we have nowhere else to go.
From her essay:
Because, in that moment, I remembered so vividly being the girl with her face pressed against the glass, broken and hurting, crushed by the weight of a world I couldn’t seem to navigate. It was desperation that sent me out in search of a place of Rest and Peace and Nourishment. I was hopeless and shameful. I was starving for Love. I was lost and wandering.The first time I walked into a church, I wasn’t looking for salvation.
I was looking for Sanctuary.And she met me at the door.
Love That Keeps On Giving
In English, we have one word for love. In ancient Greek, there were four different words that we can translate as “love.” And each has a different meaning. Let’s consider each briefly. Storge—referred to a person’s affection for something. When we say we love our car or a person’s smile or another’s ability to sing,…
A Cross-Like Church
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God’s Goal for the World
Helga Weber via Compfight In a world that is all about doom and gloom… In a time when we never seem to have enough… In the midst of messages that tell us that we don’t measure up… In an age when we are more interested in whether or not we can own automatic weapons than…
Love Never Stops
Greg reflects here that he can be a very cynical person if you ask him about the state of the world around us, but the love of God demonstrated in the Easter narrative gives him confidence and hope. We hope this blesses you as you move through holy week. You can find more videos like this…
The Danger of the Penal Substitution View of Atonement
About 25 years ago I was traveling on the freeway to somewhere or other and I stopped at a truck stop to get a bite to eat. I sat down at the counter next to this scruffy truck driver who had just started his lunch, and we started up a friendly conversation. Within about fifteen…