An Unexpected King – A Christmas Eve Reflection on Jesus, Empire, & the Poor

Below I offer a brief Advent devotional for this Christmas Eve. This was published in Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary’s Advent Devotional. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news… Today in the town of David a Savior has been born… Christ the Lord.” Luke 2.10-11 When I proposed to my wife, I wanted [Read More...]

Eating Some Humble Pie in a Hungarian Village

Last Sunday night I had the privilege of being part of a church planting core team meeting with some friends who are doing solid kingdom work. To open up the meeting they had a bit of an “icebreaker” question. They asked: What was your best dining experience? I sat there, not knowing what story to [Read More...]

Quote to Ponder: Is Giving to Charity the Easy Way Out? Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

I would like to invite you to share your thoughts on the following quote.  It has been challenging to me for over a year now!  I understand that pulling anything out of its larger context leaves some gaps.  My hope is that you will not feel a “judgmental” vibe coming through what these New Monastic [Read More...]

A "Tough" Proposal – An Approach to Alleviating Poverty, 2 (Liberal and Conservative Approaches)

This is the second of 3 posts that I plan to do regarding alleviating poverty.  This will not be comprehensive in any way shape or form, but aims at doing some critical reflection on the situation we now find ourselves in as American citizens.  Everything I write is an interaction with a book titled: Whatever [Read More...]


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