Posts tagged Jesus
That Time Jesus Used Salty Language

It is easy for us to imagine lighting the way for our culture. We want our churches to pierce the darkness of a lost world and bring light to broken lives. But how eager are we to embrace the harder metaphor? Will we allow Jesus to press us into a rotting culture? Will we be content with invisibility? Are we willing to be given over to the neighbors we are called to season? Spent and used up in service to our world?

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Upside Down

By all accounts, Jesus did not have a successful ministry. Jesus didn’t build his platform, he dismantled it. Jesus didn’t defend his rights, he surrendered them. Jesus didn’t gain influence, he squandered it. His insistence on adopting the marginalized earned him a place on the margins. His upside-down story left him bleeding, betrayed, and alone. 

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