Though we as Christians are called to mission in everyday life, though we are called to bear witness to Christ in our lives, we all too often find conversation about our spirituality difficult. The fast pace of the modern world ensures that putting that faith into action sometimes seems downright impossible! We have texts to check, kids to deliver to or pick up from activities, Facebook feeds to browse, jobs demanding overtime, selfies to upload, always something, always more.
All of us, from the those living daily lives in the secular world to those blessed with the opportunity to more deeply study our faith in the halls of academia, go through these challenges. In these writings, we’ll pursue two goals together: a deeper understanding of the theological principles underlying our faith, and the merging of our faith with our everyday lives to better go about our everyday mission.
December is gift giving season. We make a list of family, friends and loved ones who we want to bless with something special. Then the hunt begins. Or maybe we don’t make a list at all. Instead we scroll through Amazon or walk through the local mall looking for something [...]
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You may remember this story from Exodus 16 that tells about the Israelites whining to Moses, complaining to God. The nation of Israel had just miraculously crossed the Red Sea and witnessed the destruction of Pharaoh’s army (Ex. 14: 26-31). Now they were grumbling about no longer having the food [...]
Consider this… God has a plan for our lives up until the moment we take our final breath! I saw a story recently on a morning news shows about a dear lady of ninety-six years who volunteers at a local ministry that provides supplies to moms with newborns and infants. [...]
Consider this… no matter what our faith tradition or belief system, life as we know it on earth is temporary, and eternity waits beyond what we see and touch. Just look at the recent photos from the Hubble Telescope of the vast expanses of space! My husband had an interesting [...]