In the Evangelical subculture in which many of us live, there is often a perceived tension between evangelistic and justice related pursuits. Dr. Russell Moore addresses this in a recent post – Gospel or Justice, Which?. Check it out. It’s a good theological discussion of an important theological issue, especially for those of us concerned with justice for the fatherless and fidelity to the gospel. So when faced with the question of whether we need to focus on the Gospel or justice, we can confidently answer, yes.
This famous quote from Mother Teresa has left me forever changed “If you can’t feed one hundred, then feed just one.” During my time in Uganda, I learned about feeding the one. read more
I have a confession to make. Hi, my name is Jon, I’m 35 and I like musicals. Let me also give you a fair warning. The rest of this post will be dealing with a particular musical. So, if you can’t stomach that, get out now. You’ve been fairly warned. For the rest of you brave souls, let us proceed. read more
Sometimes when I listen to a sermon, or lecture, or presentation, etc… I will hear something really good and profound but, with the way that my brain works, it doesn’t really click or process until days, or even weeks later. This has recently happened to me again with a talk I heard at a family ministry conference. The speaker simply stated that behind every adoption there is always a tragedy. And, after bumping around in my brain for a while, this truth has started to take root. read more