Recently I was asked to comment on whether COVID-19 restrictions on churches could be a sign of God’s judgment on the western institutional church, given that many churches have had to limit or cease usual Sunday services. In relation to this, 1 Peter 4:17 was referenced: For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and … Continue reading Q and A: Covid-19, The Church, And God’s Judgment
Had any mountaintop experiences recently? By ‘mountaintop’ I mean those encounters with God that can leave us dazed with glory for hours or days, suddenly propel us into a deeper revelation of Who He is or enlarge our prophetic understanding of time and events. Peter, James and John had a pretty cool mountaintop experience with … Continue reading The Foot of The Mountain
Reblogged from Bread for the Bride, April 2012: Recently I did a Google image search on ‘bride of Christ’. The results were interesting. With a few thought-provoking exceptions, the majority of images portrayed a Western bride dressed in long white gown and veil, with flawless fair skinned complexion and a radiant smile. Sometimes she is … Continue reading Reblog: And The Bride Wore……Scars?
Son of man You called Yourself! Though Son of God You are Son of Adam You became Outrageously claiming our identity Laying no blame Embracing our sordid history Shocking in Your refusal To stand separate from our misery You, who are the spoken Word, Creation’s unmatched sound Breaking violently into the awkward silence Upending … Continue reading Son of Man
Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for my sake. In China we are imprisoned and tortured; in Egypt we are denied justice; in Nigeria we are regularly gunned down or burned to death; in Myanmar we are used as slaves by the military; … Continue reading Bride-Atude Nine: The Faithful Witnesses
Oh God, I thought I knew brokenness. I thought that there was nothing left to surrender, nothing more between You and me. You have taken every avenue of security from me, bringing me gently but persistently to the place of the Cross time and time over. All my plans, all my hopes, all my basic … Continue reading Prayer of the Broken Vessel