It Takes A Breaking

Watchman Nee taught that the release of the inner man’s potential is contingent on the breaking of the outer man, which usually occurs through suffering. Compassion tends to seep out through the cracks created by hard blows and attaches itself to other damaged people. Our humanity-wide shared spiritual poverty is the lowest common denominator between …

“Victims of Injustice Are Just a Bunch of Whiners!” Really?

Is John MacArthur Right About Social Justice? (Part 4 of 6) I looked and saw all the oppression that was taking place under the sun: I saw the tears of the oppressed—and they have no comforter; power was on the side of their oppressors––and they have no comforter. Ecclesiastes 4:1 Here’s what we’ve covered so far in …

Poor Enough To…

I’ve always liked the beggar-to-beggar definition of evangelism – “…one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread.” Since I feel more beggarly than ever these days, I’m drawn to “my people,” not so much as an authority on God, but poor enough to reach other poor folks. Befriending the Lord’s beloved is no heroic …

The “Full Gospel”

  Is John MacArthur Right About Social Justice? (Part 3 of 6) “The story of the fall from the book of Genesis tells of relational damage in four directions: between the self and God, the self and the self, the self and other people, and the self and the created order. The gospel story must …