Something happened in first-century Israel. That history forever bent around that particular time and place is historically undeniable. A pebble was dropped into a pond, one that is still producing ripples thousands of years and thousands of miles away.
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As Easter approaches, our Fort Worth Home Groups pastor, Mason King, has written a unique blog post reflecting on Passover. This post is a work of creative writing, different from what we normally share. It is based on Exodus 11-12. We hope you enjoy it.
Ever since Johnny Carson, “The Tonight Show” has been a staple of late night television. Our grandparents invited Carson into their homes, our parents invited Leno, and now we welcome Jimmy Fallon every evening to commentate, interview and entertain.
If you are in an imperfect marriage, take heart; a lot of us other humans are, as well. Not one of us is able to overcome the brokenness in ourselves and in our spouse. It is only at a distance that we can possibly look at someone’s marriage and see pure nuptial bliss. The closer we get to a husband and wife, the more we see how self-centeredness and insecurity impact even the most honest and ...
I don’t know anyone who likes to be confronted. When I mess up, I mostly hope that nobody notices. And I certainly don’t get excited about sitting down over coffee with a friend who will remind me of what a sinner I am.
The books on my shelf speak to me. I can hear them whispering. Some of these books have been speaking to me for more than a decade. Our conversations are scribbled in the margins, and we often meet for coffee as I sit in my chair underneath the lamplight. These books answer questions, lead me to prayer, make me laugh and speak truth into my life.
Popular entertainment, especially the kind that hits big, may be the most effective barometer of our culture. And also ourselves—who we are, who we want to be, who we expect to be.
We tend to assign missionaries very extraordinary reputations—like “Varsity Christians” or “Gospel-centered Special Forces.” But, of course, they are just ordinary people. And while we may think of them solely as missionaries, they are not missionaries first. They are people first; ordinary believers who just happen to be missionaries.