Archives for December 2010

What to do with your extra Tunics

Blogging has allowed me to meet people from all over the world, and I'm happy to introduce one of them to you in todays guest post.  Joshua Becker is a blogger who is deeply involved in his church on the east coast, and writes a marvelous blog called, "Becoming Minimalist", filled with challenging and encouraging thoughts about living simply.  I hope you'll check it out.   Here's his advent contribution to Fibonacci Faith.  Thanks Joshua! John the Baptist had an incredibly unique ministry. As was … [Read more...]

Holy Wholeness…a great vision for the life of faith

In the biography I'm reading just now over here in Austria, I'm struck by how timeless Bonhoeffer's vision for the church is.  We read, "he felt that what was especially mission from the life of Christians in Germany was the day to day reality of dying to self, of following Christ with ounce of one's being in every moment, in every part of one's life.  This dedication and fire existed among pietist groups...but he thought they they bordered on being 'works' oriented and overly 'religious'.  They … [Read more...]

“Occupied” – a key to joy filled living

"When an evil spirit leaves a person, it goes into the desert, seeking rest but finding none. Then it says, 'I will return to the person I came from.' So it returns and finds its former home empty, swept, and clean.  Then the spirit finds seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they all enter the person and live there. And so that person is worse off than before. That will be the experience of this evil generation." Matthew 12:43-45If we're going to live our lives well, we're going to … [Read more...]

REAL freedom

One of the joys that comes from teaching in an international Bible school is that one disocvers how, in spite of our boundaries, ethnic differences, and distinctions in health care policies, the human heart is unchanging.  It's issues cross the barriers of culture, race, politic, economy, space, and time.  Students are here from all over Europe, Canada, and America, along with some from Asia and at least one student from Africa and all of them are made for the same thing: freedom!Thee gospel c … [Read more...]