Grace Under Fire

Grace Under Fire

I’m a Baptist. A real Baptist. Steeped in the American tradition of a free church in a free state. Political factions aren’t to be named and aligned by religion. So it hits me hard, up close and personal, when world news shows Christianity directly, intentionally,...
Wait, What? There’s a Sermon on the Plain, too?

Wait, What? There’s a Sermon on the Plain, too?

You may have heard of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5). If not, here’s a quick tutorial. Jesus is speaking to a crowd sitting on a hillside. His iconic words there are some of the most beloved in the Bible. He instructs them with words of wisdom on how to live....
Which Comes First?

Which Comes First?

Which Comes First? Grace, Mission, Hope, or Choice? You’ve heard the old quandary question, which came first, the chicken or the egg? I haven’t answered that one yet, either. So which comes first, Grace, Mission, Hope or Choice? Which one is most important? Which can...
Receiving Grace Is Not A Deal With God

Receiving Grace Is Not A Deal With God

Jesus’ parable of the Loving Father (better known as the parable of the Prodigal Son) is a foundation of The Way of Mission. The foundational principle is grace, expressed in family terms. The Loving Father wants- desperately, deeply wants- the Prodigal Son to come...

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