The beginning of Gospel proclamation was not eye-witnesses trying to convince those who had not seen, but one group of eye-witnesses seeking to help other eye-witnesses understand what they all had seen. Even as Gospel proclamation continued on it was grounded in events that had happened and been seen and experienced. From Dale Ralph Davis: …

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In a book of devotions drawn from the Gospel of Mark, Larry Parsley reflects on the observation that Jesus attracts the wrong sort of people, and sometimes some of us can forget that we’re the wrong sort of people too. Parsley concludes his devotion with a story that most pastors have experienced in one form …

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There are times when I wonder why I scan through so many online articles. Then I read one like this. Heidi Tai writes about a loving across generations and cultural expectations. And the difference that Jesus can make in bridging those gaps. Just go and read it. Maybe have a tissue or two around, as …

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Churches can have all sorts of assumptions about what the people who visit or regularly attend them want, and then tailor themselves to meet that felt need. And then share the Gospel. Sort of a Jesus ‘bait and switch.’ This post doesn’t take issue with excellence, but makes a heartfelt observation about what is important. …

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