Tag Archives: community

Becoming Christian Community on the Go!

I used to believe that before we could do out reach we had to have our own house (read church) in order. And while this is partially true, the reality remains we will never see our church in perfect order.  This being the case, we will never leave the four walls of our building to reach out…
Read more

Culture of Love in the Trinity

One of the things we like to do as human beings is to figure out whose in charge, who runs things or if you like, who has the power.  Once we get an idea of where the power lies, we want to figure out what our position is relative to that power, and then, in…
Read more

Interview with Michael Rose on Becoming Love

Michael talks about his latest book "Becoming Love. Avoiding Common Forms of Christian Insanity" and shares a great deal of the heart that permeates the book and inspires his ministry and life. "In Becoming Love, Michael Rose leads us to the very foundation of our Christian faith and helps us step off the treadmill of…
Read more

Show me the Kingdom of God

A follower of Jesus went into the city to meet with an elderly Spiritual Director.   They sat under the old elm tree and enjoyed a glass of iced tea, enjoying the warmth of the spring day.    As the conversation was lively and often deep, the elder turned to the other and asked quite…
Read more

The Heart of Good Gifts

One of the things I really enjoy is getting together with other folks who are on the journey.   I am astounded at how the central themes are all the same but the expression of those themes through individual lives is marvelously varied and unique.  It reminds me that the God we serve is infinitely…
Read more

The Yes Man

"Then you don't love me" she said defiantly.  I asked "What do you mean?" She replied "If you loved me you would support me in this decision."  To which I gently replied "It is because I love you that I don't agree with your decision." There is a trend in our society today that if we…
Read more

My Plumber Thinks I Should Pay Him

With tongue in cheek, the Rant begins… I think everyone ought to know plumbing. Really! No, not just know a little something but competent to do all things plumbing. Fathers should teach sons and daughters everything there is to know about plumbing. After all,there’s not much to it, lots of books available, the internet and don’t forget the code…
Read more

The Neighbor’s – Short Story

  God will often offend the mind to reveal the heart, and the following is a short story I wrote as an adaptation of the familiar parable of the Good Samaritan. Set in the modern day, I have attempted to re-tell this powerful story in such a way that we can identify with each of the…
Read more

Leveraging Conflict for Healthier Community

The following is an excerpt from my book "Becoming Love. Avoiding Common Forms of Christian Insanity".  In this brief section I begin to explore how to steward conflict in church communities with love. _______________________________ In the context of the Love Paradigm the Church community is a reflection of the Kingdom of God, if only as through…
Read more

Random Thoughts: Community

A random snippet reflecting on Ephesians 2 and Galatian 3 as it pertains to Unity and Kingdom Community. How in Christ, we are one. The basis of our Kingdom membership is Christ alone and as God forms community on this basis, communities who live love, we become a sign and wonder of the Kingdom of…
Read more