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Emotional Pacifism – Laying Down My Weapons

In Church by Caris Adel37 Comments

“My kingdom is not from this world.  If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting…” I read this verse in John during Holy Week and realized I fight for Jesus.  I need to lay down my weapons.  I need to stop fighting for him.  Need to stop fighting for what people think of him, fighting for …

Stewarding Our Love

In Spirituality by Caris Adel5 Comments

  A social imaginary, as described in Desiring the Kingdom, is the myths and narratives, stories and understandings we tell ourselves that form how we view the world. A prevalent one that we have in our culture is ‘I deserve what I have because I worked hard for this.”  “I have found that the poorer people are, the harder they …

Love, Mystery, and Christmas

In Miscellaneous by Caris Adel12 Comments

  “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clan  of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.” “It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have …

Music Monday – Jesus Is Not A Bridge

In Spirituality by Caris Adel2 Comments

When I’m singing on Sunday mornings, I usually notice a line or two in the songs we sing that I don’t like. So on most Mondays, I’m going to dissect what the theology in music is teaching us.  This might not be every week; I don’t want to be looking for things I don’t like just to have a post.  …