Monthly Archives: February 2012
There was a time when the church was very powerful–in the time when the early Christians rejoiced at being deemed worthy to suffer for what they believed. In those days the church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the … Continue reading
Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer, “The Cost of Discipleship” chapter 1
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Psalm 22:23-31 Romans 4:13-25 Mark 8:31-38 FIRST READING Genesis: The Abrahamic Covenant. Last week we read the Noahic covenant. This week we hear God’s covenant with Abram now Abraham, age 99: You shall … Continue reading
http://video.ak.fbcdn.net/cfs-ak-ash4/438709/414/10150576679071795_65334.mp4?oh=579a41f9da852d03c57104d299b4bc7e&oe=4F499100&__gda__=1330221312_a32a12a5588741e880982e6c9a268324 This comes to us courtesy of Andrea Myers, former Gulf Coast intern at Grace, Conroe.
“If you want to enjoy a good steak, don’t visit the slaughterhouse.” —American proverb I admit it. I’m a smartphone junkie. Worse, an iPhone junkie. Being a pastor is not a desk job. The laptop meant I was no longer … Continue reading