The Color of Grace

There is little in the political, social, and economic systems of the world which offers forgiveness, let alone guarantees it. There is little which champions compassion over commerce or kindness over power. Only Christianity affirms grace upon grace. Only Christianity affirms that no one is a lost cause to God, no matter how much they mess up or lack.

Who Do You See in the Mirror?

For James, discipleship wasn’t simply about following rules or traditions, or professing faith in Jesus Christ. Discipleship was about identity and action. If you know your God-given identity as a servant of Christ in your mind and heart, then you will act because you have to live out that identity in any and all contexts; it is in your nature to do so.

The Church in Crofton

The Resurrection is not dogma, only to be believed. It is to be experienced. Resurrection means entering the worldly life-consciously, intentionally and with expectancy, for faith expects to meet the redeemer in this world. Faith enters the world with hope.

A Resurrection People

“What is your thinking about the resurrection? Do you think that it’s a once in a life-time event or it is an ongoing force for the transformation of the world? Can it be both?”

Institutional Fatigue

“All of us have experienced conflict in our institutions be it religion, family, economics, politics, education, workplace. We know how tired it can make us and we blame the rigidity and inflexibility on the institution itself. We think there’s nothing we can do so we might as well avoid the conflict, keep our mouths shut and our heads down and do our thing as much as we can get away with. Let the institution be the institution.

That is NOT what took place in Acts 15. ”

A Hesitant RSVP

But why do we put up social barriers that are based only on religious, ethnic, racial. gender and physical differences? What are we afraid of? What do we need protections from?