Waiting on God – An Advent Practice

Waiting on God - An Advent Practice

I used to believe the month of December lasted longer than all the other months put together. I was hard-wired to look forward to Christmas Day as a child. The waiting was nearly impossible. Waiting is never easy. It doesn’t matter whether you’re waiting for Christmas, a baby to arrive, or medical results, time slows … Read more

What Does It Mean To Be A Sign, Instrument & Foretaste? – Part 2

Lesslie Newbigin

“How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations?” ― Jane Swan Lesslie Newbigin’s description of the church’s mission to be a sign, instrument and foretaste of the kingdom of God is beautiful. In this series I’m looking at each of Newbigin’s images to see how they enlighten … Read more

How to see where your Story and God’s Story Entwine

Story

I love stories. Stories have the power to capture our hearts and give voice to our feelings. They help us understand our own lives. Who doesn’t love a good story? God weaves his story into ours. Or more accurately, our stories are woven into God’s. God leaves his fingerprint on the lives of followers of … Read more

Incarnationational Ministry – Being “Little Jesuses” Wherever You Are

Incarnationational ministry is all about immersing yourself among a group of people, acting as Jesus would in order to embed the gospel. This is a beautiful thing – a powerful thing. Seeing mission and ministry in these terms sets followers of Jesus free to serve him in their everyday life. Alan Hirsch writes the following: … Read more