In any journey towards renewal, we have to, in fact, journey. We have to put one step in front of the other towards life change. God and others can intervene in our life, providing the opportunity for change, but we have a responsibility. Wesley theologian, Randy Maddox, speaks of this as God’s grace that is […]
At the end of the Gospel of Luke, Jesus gives the disciples the power to reveal his power and reconciliation in the world. We, as the church, have inherited this responsibility and when we talk about embodying the Christ in the world, we need to consider the everyday choices that become habits. Habits shape our decisions, […]
One of the greatest mysteries of the Christian faith is the trust that God places in the church to embody Jesus Christ in the world. Nowhere do we see this responsibility that the church carries than in the transition from the gospel of Luke to the book of Acts. At the end of Luke’s gospel Jesus […]
There is a significant difference between faith in Jesus Christ and the faith of Jesus Christ. The faith of Jesus is a gift that we have received whether we like it, know it, or believe it. We do not earn our relationship to God, we receive the gift of sharing in the glory of Jesus Christ. […]
In Jesus and his temptations in the wilderness, in the Gospel of Matthew, we see the balance between relationship and responsibility challenged. Jesus is tempted with appetite, affirmation and ambition and we are tempted in similar ways each day.