Tag Archives: church

how did Christ love the church?

Marriage was always a picture of Christ and the church, of His unconditional, self-sacrificing, sanctifying delight in His people.

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marriage as transformation

We cherish and nurture our own body—yet in marriage we become one flesh. We take care of ourselves. We look out for ourselves. And in marriage men learn better than anywhere else to love someone else, to look after her interests, to be thoughtful and careful and kind.

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Retrospective 2010

Our faces should brighten when we see each other. To welcome each other in this way is not just a lost art in a hurried world, but a neglected responsibility.

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a blessing indeed

A Night of Blessing is a rare moment in the life of a man, a moment to gather in a community of trusted brothers and spiritual fathers and talk about things that matter.

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(un)intentional community?

People who talk about intentional community are often talking about starting over and starting outside churches where people are already responding corporately to unexpected blessings and unplanned grief.

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Jesus loves the little children

My wife used to teach a neighborhood Bible study for kids in which none of the kids knew a single Christmas carol or had ever read a Bible. In fact, they could barely read at all.

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in praise of (ironed) shirts

Cooking is something my dad taught me to do, and I enjoy it. It doesn’t seem helpful to divide our tasks into a list of things men or women do or don’t do because of their gender. Except for changing diapers, of course.

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real change comes from the inside out

The gospel does more than distinguish the church from the Red Cross. The gospel transforms people from the inside out.

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