Chapter 5 of Matthew Gospel has a title that usually says something like “Sermon on the Mount” or something similar. Whether we see it primarily as preaching or teaching or just Jesus spontaneously sharing wisdom one things is clear–this was heavy stuff! This was not a feel-good , follow-me-and-everything-will-be-great message. There was no hint of … Continue reading Am I blessed?
Many churches…come dangerously close to reducing Christianity to a commodity that can be packaged, marketed and sold. Instead of cultivating a deep, holistic discipleship that touches every aspect of our lives, we’ve confined the life of faith to Sunday mornings, where it can be kept safe and predictable, or to a “personal relationship with Christ” … Continue reading Fast and Slow