Monthly Archives: March 2008

words of Jesus

“Your sins are forgiven”

“Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

from Luke 7, to a woman who wept… she had a bad reputation in town… she wiped His feet with her tears and her hair… she sought Him… she found forgiveness…

‘Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on me” … I learned to recite this from Henri N. in, I think, The Way of the Heart…

mercy

forgiveness

we need them

we need to extend them

Peace from Grace

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community

“Ultimately, every human circle is doomed to dissolution if it is not caught up in the life of the only genuinely self-sufficient circle of sufficiency, that of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. For that circle is the only one that is truly and totally self-sufficient. And all the broken circles must ultimately find their healing there, if anywhere.”  -Dallas Willard 

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Balkans continued

There is a lot still going on in the Balkans. I heard of a 3000 person protest last weekend in my beloved Vukovar… Here is a link to an article that captures some of the latest including a crisis regarding a railroad… click here

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judging

somewhere on this blog, I have talked about the book UnChristian … my pastor has grabbed the importance of this research and has led our church into a series about the six topics that the book discusses…

now –  I am not usually a sermon recommending kind of blogger… but I’m gonna recommend a sermon today… it is a hassle to get through the whole link, download and play thing but if judgementalism is an issue that you care about, I urge you to go to the trouble of listening… a couple of things about the technology… you need to crank it up and listen close, the audio came out a bit low and you should ff to about 2:40 on the ticker to get to audible words (at least that was my experience)… anyhow, go to the church website and then download and listen to pastor Bill. Then maybe you will comment here and we can have a conversation about one of the problems of people – especially Christians… click here then click on the audio link for the 2/24/08 sermon.

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busy week

man, no posts since Monday or something… it was a crazy busy week as my spring school schedule heats up…

this week our school did Les Mis… it was great… when the bishop gave Valjean the platter and told him, “I have bought your soul for God” – it reminded me that Jesus bought us with a great price… his own life… and as Valjean responded to this purchase with [my version] I am a new man… I think we are called to view art and culture through the lens of the gospel, this is what Paul is talking about in 2 Cor. 10:5 when he talks about capturing every thought for Christ… I think this is what Dan is talking about over on his blog (the link is in my blogroll)… new people, capturing our thoughts for He who made us new!

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