"When he had received the drink, Jesus said, "It is finished." With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit." - John 19:30 This weekend I went on a beach retreat with 150ish girls from my campus ministry. And, as this year's trend has gone, I was a little apathetic about going. I don't … Continue reading It is finished.
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30 I've been … Continue reading Courage, dear heart.
A lot of Nik Ripken's stories involve house churches for believers in countries not allowed to meet at a physical building. Too often, especially here in the Bible Belt of the U.S., put too much emphasis on the church building, church politics, and really trivial things. Sure, some things are important to a church building … Continue reading The Insanity of God. Four.
The second in a series of valuable lessons in Nik Ripken's The Insanity of God book. See the first post here. Nik Ripken heard so many amazing stories during his journey to discover how Christianity can thrive in the midst of persecution. I was especially struck by his conversation with one Ukrainian man. Here is … Continue reading The Insanity of God. Two.