Neighbors

Loving Your Neighbor

Loving Your Neighbor

You may remember that we set out to get to know the people on our street and had an eventful potluck last June. To be honest with you, as life got hectic, days were shorter, and neighbors moved off and on our block, we lost momentum. Here recently we decided that we would have another potluck in February to spread some love outside of our walls and take it to the streets. So I wanted to dedicate this blog post to encouraging you – (yes, you) ...

I'm Gonna Let It Shine

I'm Gonna Let It Shine

I tried to address the questions, “Well, when it’s light outside, it’s harder to see the lights glowing. When it’s dark, we can see them better.” The question-asker ran off, momentarily satisfied, leaving me with my own thoughts – “Is that what it’s like for us as Christians: Can people see our lights shining brighter in the darkness even though they are equally bright in the day time?”

Our Struggle with Christian Culture

I am becoming increasingly concerned that we Christians are too caught up in creating a Christian Culture rather than creating connection and understanding our “neighbors”, thereby fulfilling God’s greatest commandments. What do I mean by Christian Culture? It’s the symbols, language, and behavior we create to identify ourselves to each other and form a recognizable group that is distinct from the world.