Category Archives: Vision

God of the vulnerable

“What a contrast. We see God, the most potent and self-sufficient Power imaginable, continually expressing profound concern for the least potent and self-sufficient — the orphan in distress.” Continue reading

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A calling for exiled people

Answer the call to be active parts of ordinary life in your city of exile. Continue reading

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Where can I find hope?

Hope is like a necessary fuel for life in a fallen world. Life quickly becomes a miserable business for the person who loses hope. Could we say reaching for hope is both intuitive to humanity and reminds us that we … Continue reading

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Common grace ministries needed

I have a growing concern about a lack of thoughtful consideration of the activities of God outside of the context of redemption. I don’t mean activities completely disconnected from redemptive work because everything traces a degree of connection back to … Continue reading

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Seek the welfare of your city

Our presence and involvement in our cities of exile should be characterized by strategic engagement for the good of the city. Continue reading

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My current project

Formulating a vision for life and ministry based on the full theological framework for both Christian engagement and cultivation of faithfulness in the totality of life. This project interfaces with my work on Christian counseling in the following two posts: … Continue reading

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The best hope for our nation

 In a recent piece for Huffpost Religion, Christian Smith (professor of Sociology, Notre Dame University), suggested that the emerging generation (those in what he calls “adultolescence”) has rejected sectarian conflict over religious differences that dominated American life a few generations ago and turned to … Continue reading

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