Monthly Archives: October 2015

In-Sight: Transformation #2

A second conversion is the move from strength to weakness.  We might call this the transformation of paradox.  St. Paul put it this way, “My strength is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9). At first glance this strikes us … Continue reading

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In-Sight: Transformation #1

In Christianity, we speak often of transformation.  We believe in conversion.  Conversion is essentially a 180° turn from something toward a new something.  In broad terms, it is the turning from sin to salvation. Within this overarching concept, there are … Continue reading

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In-Sight: Radical Love

There is nothing more difficult to accept than the idea of radical love.  Whether we are on the receiving end or the giving end, radical love is an elusive butterfly. On the receiving end, most of us convince ourselves that … Continue reading

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Ministry Musings: Preventing Identity Theft

Several experiences in the past week have revived my awareness of how difficult it is to pastor a congregation today.  I have friends under the gun for things that are antithetical to the Gospel–things which bespeak congregational sickness, not health. … Continue reading

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In-Sight: A School of Love #3

Every good school has opportunities to “learn by doing.”  Chemistry classes include laboratories.  Home Economics classes include kitchens.  Language classes make field trips to places where students can speak what they have learned. And so, Schools of Love practice love.  … Continue reading

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