28 Apr

Songs for the Journey – Psalm 120

Suffering, injustice, and conflict are not part of God’s design for creation, but when it comes, he is attentive to his people and is pleased when we come to him in prayer, depend on him to endure, and long for the restored world he intends.

31 Mar

Unpacking Dirty Church Words: Forgive (Part 1)

We often put as much effort into hiding and justifying our sin as we do sinning itself, only making it worse in the process. But when in the midst of our consequences we acknowledge our sin and receive God’s forgiveness, he disarms our disobedience and blesses us with his protection and direction.

17 Sep

Resting in a Restless World (3 of 5)

Self-determination and attempts at self-sufficiency invariably result in anxiety and restlessness. In contrast, vitality and fulfillment come with the meaningful and generous relationships that God establishes in community.

13 Aug

Blessing

In Psalm 103 the psalmist speaks of blessing God, something which is easy in good times and more difficult in harder times. But whatever the circumstances, God is always worthy and we should always be in the mindset to bless him.

26 Mar

Come to the Altar (2 of 4)

God, as the creator of all things, is like no other. And yet, in his love for us, he reveals himself to us and makes himself accessible. In his love he invites us to worship him and find life.