Instead of two steps in a linear process, proclamation and discipleship are more like parallel lines. All of us — believing and unbelieving, mature and immature — need both.Read More
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?Read More
Jesus is saying to the woman at the well, and to all of us,
I see you, and you can trust me.
I know what you’ve done, and I love you.
Your past has shaped you, but it doesn’t define you.
Your sin matters, but my grace is sufficient.