Richard L. Floyd
The people of God have always wrestled with the question of where God's Spirit is at work.
Trivial pursuits may interest certain persons, but when they become our public preoccupation and cause us to miss the majors in pursuit of the minors... we find ourselves perpetually drowning in the kiddie pool.
It's hard to hold fast to a vision, to turn dreams into reality or build something that wasn't there before.
Sir John Hargrave
Jesus said, "Love your enemies," but if you're leading a relatively stable lifestyle, you probably don't have many outright enemies. Who are we supposed to pray for? ISIS?
Not everyone gets to hear that they're worth everything to someone.
There are things that poison life …. The first step and the only chance to heal them is to name them.
There are so many people hungry for good news and good liturgy and radical community, people who want to learn how to pray, and who need places where they can bring their whole selves in, with their doubts and their heresies and their spiritual wounds.
Have you ever looked up through your windshield and seen a billboard that said "If you die tonight are you sure you would go to heaven?"