Our world is broken. Everywhere we look, there are people in need. Of love. Of joy. Of peace. Of food. Of health care. Of employment. Of education. And relationships are fractured by our fear of loving another person for who they are, as they are.
But God’s grace abounds in our broken world as people strive to live and love, together. We have inherited a mission: to create the context for the emergence of God’s kin-dom. We will dream, we will hope, we will serve, and we will all too often fail in this mission. For to be a disciple of Jesus Christ is to live and love in humble, obedient service to the poor, forgotten, and despised in our midst for the transformation of our world.
Actions speak louder than words. As people of faith, what we do when we gather for worship loses its force if we are not actively striving to transform the world for God’s greater glory. Collaboration and integration are two values near and dear to my heart. So, in that spirit, this blog is designed to be ongoing conversation with doubters, skeptics, seekers, and believers of all traditions and no traditions, of high church, low church, and no church alike. I invite your own responses and reflections to my meditations along the way.
Together, let us live and love for liberation. Together, with grace, we can change our world. As always, thank you for reading — for your time, generosity, and support.
Grace and peace,