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Food & the Kingdom of God

Food & the Kingdom of God

Food & the Kingdom of God Part 3 of 3 Read Part 1 and Part 2 here! Spend a short time reading Scripture and quickly we discover food becomes a place where people encounter God. To name a few: Abraham welcoming three strangers, Moses and the elders eating with God...

Reading Scripture in the Context of a Neighborhood

Reading Scripture in the Context of a Neighborhood Part 2 of 3 A few years ago, I was sitting with Anna Carter Florence when the question was posed concerning how we read Scripture. I do not remember fully what Florence said, except that she was wondering if the...

Does the Gospel Sell Itself? (part 4)

Does the Gospel sell itself?  That’s how I began this series of posts, and that’s how I’ll end it.  If we are on a road alongside of which are exits to narcissism, self-indulgence, and self-promotion, and the Heavenly City seems further away in our...

Does the Gospel Sell Itself? (part 3)

Ours is a time in which all the old truths have seemed questionable, all the old habits indefensible, and all the old passions unthinkable.  Since Christianity is no longer a new religion and since Christians are often leaders in the power systems of the world and...

Does the Gospel Sell Itself (part 2)

How do we get off the road?  How do we join the earliest disciples in their journey, for which a single change of clothes and the greatest possible trust in God was enough?  How do we do this together, so that we don’t play generations or theological stances or...