What Jesus said he was doing.

Sometime before Thursday night of Holy Week, Jesus summarized his work. And when John writes the story, he puts this summary between the time Jesus walks away from the crowd and walks into the upper room, the place where he’s going to eat supper with his disciples. You can read it in John 12:37-50. It’s […]

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more urgent

(I wrote this a decade ago. I think it is still of value for reflection.) I heard this today: “Forming people in Christ as a slow work, so it can’t be hurried; it is an urgent work, so it can’t be delayed.” Eugene Peterson said it. He’s the pastor and teacher who “wrote” The Message. […]

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Coding for Jesus

I was talking with a friend who designs web forms, among other things. We were trying to figure out what it might mean to represent Jesus at work. Other than telling your coworkers that Jesus loves them. Which, though it is true, often does not fit in the conversation. I suggested that it might mean […]

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How do I start living like Jesus?

The simplest answer is to take a time machine and travel back and start following Jesus around. That’s how the first disciples learned. Peter and James and John. Mary Magdalene. A bunch of other people. They went where Jesus went. They ate what Jesus ate. They wore what Jesus wore. They listened to what Jesus […]

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Coffee Table

Sarah delivered a neighbor’s table to Everyday Joe’s. The first neighbor’s table was in Sarah’s backyard in Dallas. She wanted to get to know people. She had her dad build her a table. She had 500 people in her backyard that first summer. Her goal is to deliver tables to every state. Everyday Joe’s has […]

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