A few thoughts on what grace is and what grace isn't.
Sometimes we have to learn to un-see that which is right in front of us in order to see that which has been above and all around us all along. A few thoughts on learning to see Jesus with new eyes.
Hi friends. In light of the elections tonight, how are you doing? Maybe you're feeling great or maybe you're feeling awful. Maybe you're relieved or maybe you're angry.
Here are a few words I shared with our community at Vintage Faith this past Sunday. However you're doing, I hope these words bring you a bit of perspective and a lot of hope.
And if you're in or near Santa Cruz this Friday (11/11/2016) and would like a space away from the noise to pray, you're more than welcome to join us for an All Church Prayer Night at Vintage. More than anything else tonight, I'm just really looking forward to Friday, being with my people, leaning into Jesus together.
An Election Day prayer from Stanley Hauerwas:
Foolish we are, believing that we can rule ourselves by selecting this or that person to rule over us. We are at it again.
Help us not to think it more significant than it is, but also give us and those we elect enough wisdom to acknowledge our follies.
Help us laugh at ourselves, for without humor our politics cannot be humane.
We desire to dominate and thus are dominated.
Free us, dear Lord, for otherwise we perish.
What the world longs for isn't relevance. What the world longs for is transcendence.