THE SPIRIT

In a previous chapter we talked about a set of gifts which we’re calling, “The Motivational Gifts,” listed in Romans 12. It seems that these gifts are ones that are sort of “possessed” by members of the Body of Christ. Paul indicates this by his language in describing them, “If a man’s gift is… If …

She gave me a condom!

On Tuesdays I bring my guitar to a food distribution ministry that takes place at a church building in the Castro district in San Francisco. I sing worship songs (interspersed with Beatles and James Taylor tunes revamped with Jesus lyrics) on the sidewalk while the couple hundred people are waiting in line for groceries. On …

THE INTERCHANGE

Let’s talk about “The Conversation” between us and the Lord. Call it prayer, devotions or quiet time (not my favorite terms). I’m partial to the term, “Conversation” since it depicts a back-and-forth, an exchange, an interchange between heaven and earth. I think praying is more of a dialogue than we probably know. It’s not just …