Jesus never made a slippery-slope argument.Read More
God has created humanity twice, and both times have been darkened by the shadow of death. And now we await the third creation, the recreation, the renewal of all things, after which, "God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death…’"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.
At some point in our lives, we will all stop and assess our progress. At a decade birthday, at the birth of a child, at the death of a loved-one, at the end of a project, at the rim of the Grand Canyon, we all have those moments when we ponder the meaning of life and wonder if we’re doing enough. The answer to our questions — whispered to us as softly as a rippling stream of living water — carried in a time-worn ancient script — is that meaning is not to be found in drastic action or vigorous exercise. The purpose we were made for can only be found in the God who made us on purpose.Read More