Every Christian has experienced God’s gracious power at work in their lives. As disciples we consistently evaluate situations as if we’re supposed to navigate them in our own power. From Winn Collier who is reflecting on Jesus’ interactions with the disciples as he intends to feed a large crowd (again). …with the dilemma out in …

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Jesus doesn’t dismiss our fears. He spends much time telling his disciples that we’ll experience much that drives to the hearts of our anxieties. And he goes to the very heart of fear itself, experiences it all, and emerges victorious, for us. From Winn Collier. “Incarnation is the place,” says Kathleen Norris, “where hope contends …

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When God asks questions its not because he needs information. It’s because we need to learn something about ourselves and our circumstances that we’re hiding from ourselves. The question reframes our insistence on control and self-reliance and reveals our need. This is also true of Jesus’ questions, with the added reality that his human nature …

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Trevin Wax unpacks a few thoughts provoked by Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Scot McKnight. Here’s a quote from Bonhoeffer: “Those who love their dream of a Christian community more than they love the Christian community itself become destroyers of that Christian community even though their personal intentions may be ever so honest, earnest and sacrificial.” And …

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