Archives for Sep 30, 2009 @ 14:00

The Real Jesus Creed

Who wants to tell a story about the hardest (next-door) neighbor they’ve had to learn how to love? The practical reality is that it is much easier to want to love your neighbor than to love your neighbor in deed.   [Read more…]

Ministering to and with Widows

Every pastor needs this book on the shelf. Every church needs five copies of this book in store. And of course every widow could benefit from this book because it is written to help with “the new you.” That book is Miriam Neff’s From One Widow to Another: Conversations on the New You . Written [Read More…]

Acts and Mission 35

The narrative of Acts shifts back to Peter, and Peter’s story is about his healings which set up his mission to Gentiles — showing that Peter and Paul were on the same page: the gospel is for all. 9:32 Now as Peter was traveling around from place to place, he also came down to the saints [Read More…]

Economics at the Jesus Creed: Michael Kruse 4

This series is by Michael Kruse and it concerns economics — a basics in economics. Most of us, and I include myself, no next to nothing about how economics work and so this series is here for the education of all of us. (Thanks Mike.) Division of labor, mechanization, and trade has given rise to [Read More…]

The Paradox of Freedom

Michael Card, known mostly for his lyrics and music and concerts (and one of my favorite Christian musicians), has explored how it is that Christians find freedom. And what he has discovered is that freedom comes through slavery, which is the subject of his new book: A Better Freedom: Finding Life As Slaves of Christ [Read More…]