Even after all the privilege we’ve been afforded through a myriad of means, we are still tearing at each other. Tearing each other down. Tearing each other apart. Tearing at each other’s words, intentions, and motives. Even more, we’ve become incredibly comfortable doing so. And why not? One more layer of privilege not yet fully explored. We are hard to please!
The real miracle of the resurrection of Jesus is the release of the church into the world…
When things around us seem unsettled, what do we believe to be true about God? When things around us seem unsettled, what do we believe to be true about ourselves as children of God?
Poem I wrote over a year ago. Still tinkering with it, playing around with different ideas and images, inspired by different things I’m interacting with. Even what little the prophet Isaiah speaks of Bethlehem specifically, there is within him something deeper, something beyond Zion of Jerusalem. In fact, all of our old testament seems to love a thing that is initially unlovable.
Dr Doug Bursch, pastor of Evergreen Foursquare Church in Auburn Washington, shares a deeply powerful and intimate message with the church he pastors — “This is my heart concerning ministry.”