Sons and daughters. Loved. Favoured.

Sons and daughters. Loved. Favoured.

I’ve been meditating on Matthew 3:17 a lot this year, how the Father says of Jesus at his baptism, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” This is before Jesus is recorded as doing anything remarkable. It is not transactional, but is based in...
Is Our View of Spiritual Gifts too Small?

Is Our View of Spiritual Gifts too Small?

“The Kingdom of God is God in action, and that happens to turn out to be the exact same thing as grace.” – Dallas Willard I sat agape watching this interview with Dallas Willard almost a decade ago, surrounded by my colleagues at pastor’s conference, but suddenly...
A Picture of Our New Church

A Picture of Our New Church

A church is certainly more than a building, more than carpets or pews or chairs or walls. But there was one time that a church’s wall art so impressed upon me that it has stayed with me right up until the present. I don’t remember much else that happened that Sunday...