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  • Devotional Reflection: Pondering the Circumstances of Christmas

    The circumstance of Jesus’ birth can tell us a lot about how we should seek to live our lives today as we seek to follow Him. In this reflection, I will reference the song “Cry of a Tiny Babe” by Bruce Cockburn. You can watch a video based on the song here. As always, if…

  • Devotional Reflection: The Value Of People

    The reaction to the release of Brittney Griner from Russia in a prisoner exchange drew immediate questions about the comparative value of the prisoners exchanged and that of another American still being held by Russia. Followers of Jesus are new creations, though, and the love of Christ causes us to see the value of people…

  • Devotional Reflection: Taking The Time To Talk

    Many of us have lost the ability to have meaningful conversations these days. We are so busy that we only have time to post a tweet with our favorite talking points about subjects that are better discussed at a slower pace among friends who make space for real conversation in their lives. Here are some…

  • Devotional Reflection: Meet A Member of the Communitas NA Team

    One of the things I am thankful for is the great team of people I get to work with in Communitas North America. This week I want to highlight the work of my colleague, Kelsey. I encourage you to learn more about the work she is doing in Memphis and consider supporting her work. You…

  • Devotional Reflection: Those Who Remain Faithful

    Now that we have gotten through this move, it’s time to get back into the habit of doing regular personal reflections on missional living. This time I’m thinking back to a story from the life of Elijah that seems relevant these days. As I get back into sharing these reflections, if these reflections bless you…

  • Incarnation and Bedbugs

    When we talk about being missional, we need to be willing to enter the world of other people with no judgment, even when things are kind of messy.

  • CRT and Truth-Telling

    Here are some recent thoughts I had on the controversy surrounding Critical Race Theory.

  • New Plan and Pondering Progressive Revelation

  • Pulling Together Some Dangling Conversations

    Pulling Together Some Dangling Conversations

    Like most of us, I have spent a lot of time pondering the events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. I’ve processed some of those thoughts through social media posts and comments on other people’s posts. Still, thoughts about an event like this in history need to be brought together in one place…

  • Why I’m More Likely To Kneel

    Why I’m More Likely To Kneel

    After concern about whether or not there would be a season due to COVID-19, the NFL is beginning their regular season this weekend. The pre-season games were eliminated from the schedule, but the regular season is going on with a lot of modifications. For now, Football (and other sports) are back, though. This year, player…