Our Loss, Their Gain

It’s likely that most people that I meet in the street assume that I’m just an old middle-class white guy who has had an easy life and that my faith just makes my smooth life smoother. (Not true. I’m not that “old”!) I think that beat-down people assume that Christianity only works for people whose …

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 …