Life Together Reflections, Ch. 2

The beginning of the second chapter in Life Together is dedicated to a reframing of when “day” begins and ends.  In the Old Testament, the day began in the evening, when we rest and God works.  The day ended at sunset, when darkness begins. In the New Testament, the day begins Sunday morning at the…

Life Together Reflections, Ch.1

Below are quotes and some preliminary thoughts on Bonhoeffer’s “Life Together“.  My hope is that it encourages you to read the book and be inspired by the mystical Body of Christ. “It is by the grace of God that a congregation is permitted to gather visibly in this world to share God’s Word and sacrament.”…

Rethinking Kingdom, Church, and Mission: Scot Mcknight Interview

This has been marinating in my head for some time now.  It’s a call to return to loving the Bride that Christ.  Kingdom work is done in and through the Church.  It spills it out into the public sector.  We need a place to be equipped, empowered, and encouraged.  The Local Church is where we…

Book Recommendation: “Untamed Jesus” by Gerhard Lohfink

“…Jesus is tamed when we cease speaking of his imminent return, when we ignore his sharp words against the rich, when we avoid the significance of his celibacy, and when we forget his stance against divorce. Jesus-taming strategies are designed to reduce Jesus to a gifted charismatic who at best can be identified as a gregarious social worker. Jesus is tamed by such descriptions because they conceal his claim to being the truth of God.