Sometimes to make ourselves comfortable we put God in a box. We sculpt him into a wooden statue to bow to. We imagine him being a blonde and blue-eyed man that we can run away from. We make him silent, or uncaring, or angry, or weak and small. Then one day, we get revelation…. Maybe […]Read more "God is unboxable."
I am the third child of two really good parents/disciplers. My Dad is a high school teacher and an ex pastor/bible teacher. My mother has taught and discipled hundreds of people in spiritual truths inside and out of church and is quite amazing at it. Most of my life I have enjoyed teaching people a myriad of […]Read more "Watching God Work"
Sometimes I read the story of Abraham and when he takes his only child up the hill to stab him, theres a sense of injustice that rises up inside me. ‘How can God ask him to do that? What is he a schitzo? Murder isn’t in Gods character… Hes telling him to do something non-countercultural… […]Read more "Babies shouldn’t tell us what to do."
Do you ever feel like you’re a court jester in the throne room of God? Like He doesn’t really like you. He just has you jumping through hoops to laugh at you? And it’s not just Him. His ENTIRE KINGDOM comes to just watch you tumble and fall and hurt yourself. You just keep failing and failing, […]Read more "We are no Jesters"
Sitting and watching two kids play Mario Kart. One was going completely the wrong way and constantly driving into the water. The other was in second last place, but at least he was going in the right direction. The race went for almost four times as long as it should have with no real chance of competing […]Read more "God is REALLY good at Mario Kart"
The age old question of what is church, can be answered quite basically. EMMANUEL. In East Timor I met a man called Emmanuel, and another man called Ignatio, and I’m determined to called my second son these. He will be the answer to what is Church. Emmanuel being – “God with us”. Ignatio coming from […]Read more "God with us on fire"
I don’t like when people do dumb things and God gets blamed for them. I don’t like that some religious leaders have used their authority and power over the weak and innocent to gain money, status, false intimacy, fuel for their own God complexes the list goes on. I don’t like that throughout history, these […]Read more "People Reflect God, But People Aren’t God."
God, is incredibly simple and straight forward. IF you do things that please me (I.E live life the way we are designed to live it. Life in abundance. Filled with love and blessing) THEN you will live great lives and have nothing to fear because I am good. IF you do things that make me sad […]Read more "Simple wrath"
We are the catalyst redeemers. We aren’t the redeemers, as we are broken and sinful. We are the catalysts, the space makers, the co creators, the lynch pins that Jseus partners with to bring redemption to all. Justice, perfectly melded with Mercy is redemption. We are the catalyst redeemers, the captain planet of Mercy and […]Read more "Catalyst Redeemers."
‘I didn’t know what I was made of until I was put in a testing situation.’ I was once in a room with a large group of people learning new things and one of the new things really tipped off a friend of mine and he left the room in anger. I chased after him […]Read more "We will find out what we are made of."