November 29, 2018

Tohu wa-bohu to Tov

John begins his Gospel, “In the beginning,” to take us back to Genesis 1 and the creation story. Here is God’s own the description of the universe prior to creation. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now […]
November 8, 2018

Obedience out of Love, Logic, and Gratitude

Performance is fear-based. Obedience is love-based. Performance is about points, as in accumulating enough points to earn the rewards we deserve. Obedience is about pleasing, as in pleasing my Heavenly Father. As I have pondered my own transition from performance […]
November 1, 2018

Performance or Obedience

I have been railing against performance for the past few weeks, primarily because we all know we live in a culture that idolizes performance. We are graded by our performance. Our self-worth is defined by our performance. This applies to […]
October 18, 2018

A Covenant, Not a Contract

“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” (1 John 3:1) Years ago, I was sitting with a single friend of mine, who was […]

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