The Lord is in this Place

For the past ten weeks, I have been listening to a song by Elevation Worship—pretty much non-stop. The words in “Hear Again” have been the cry of my heart, as I watch one mess and one heartbreak after another engulf our world, our cities, my church. (It is from that song, that I have taken … Continue reading The Lord is in this Place

A Gentle Answer: 20 Quotes

In these months, I don't think any of us run the risk of being too gentle (note: gentle does not mean wimpy or spineless). Scott Sauls' book, A Gentle Answer: Our “Secret Weapon” in an Age of Us Against Them, calls us to look at Jesus and be gentle as he is gentle. This book … Continue reading A Gentle Answer: 20 Quotes

Communion is for Pandemics and Ever After

This is my body given for you…remember me. This is my blood poured out for you…remember me.—Luke 22:19–20 (paraphrase) Plastic crinkles and tears—harsh sounds in the stillness. None of us imagined that we’d one day be partaking of the Lord’s Supper from individually-packaged plastic cups. That we’d be pulling masks down to eat and drink. … Continue reading Communion is for Pandemics and Ever After