The result is that we are all beginning to understand one another better. To separate issues from people. To learn to love and be loved.
My good friend Jeff Johnson has posted a brilliant and evocative piece over on his Our Human Life blog. Jeff raises some important issues that all of us trying to follow Jesus and seek shalom need to explore. Will we continue to pay lip service to a nebulous concept of peace, or will we … Continue reading A Declaration of Peace
Instead of a church that’s more like us, maybe we should be seeking a church that looks more like Jesus.
The “treasures on earth” Jesus rebukes are the systems and structures that oppress, objectify and dehumanize others at the altar of self-righteousness, exclusivity and superiority.
I thought I was doing the right thing. But over time I started believing it was more important to convince people I was right about what you want than to show them who you are.