Enemy-love, says Dan White, Jr., calls us to move from the center of our convictions to the edge of our comfort zones. But this full-bodied kind of love collides with how we think we come to know people.
John Koessler says we try to move God’s agenda forward by miles when he is interested in the next few inches. We have to be open to the opportunity of the present.
The church has to be careful about taking cues from companies and nonprofits, says Lee Eclov. Rediscovering the church as a family—not an organization—changes everything.
Gospel messengers who brave hostile places don’t go to seek martyrdom, writes Tim Keesee. Rather they go to fully live for the glory of Christ and the sake of others, knowing they are in God’s hands.
Like the lame man Bartimaeus, we often want grace to do the healing and the walking. But Jesus does not abide that kind of soul paralysis. Instead, he says, “Get up, take up your bed, and walk.”
One of the most remarkable assertions of the apostle Paul is that Christians actually die with Christ. What does this mean? Tim Savage explains.