The Leap of Faith

The Leap of Faith

William Sloane Coffin, former pastor of the historic Riverside Church in Manhattan, New York, wrote in his classic work Credo, “I love the recklessness of faith. First you leap, and then you grow wings.” Well, that explains it. Faith is often presented as an ordered...
The God Who Stayed in a Child’s Place

The God Who Stayed in a Child’s Place

“Stay in a child’s place.” It’s a directive many U.S. Southerners are familiar with. It’s also the position that God finds God’s self in while lying in a manger. It is an expression used by our parents and the elders to remind children of their position in the family....
No Enemy Lines

No Enemy Lines

“I hate you.” Three words that we do not expect to hear from a Christian and certainly not in church, which is why we use other words to cover them up.   Because it doesn’t sound good. It’s not a good look for those who profess to be in relationship with the God of...