Beautiful chaos and Lenten conversion

Recently, I asked my students what comes to mind when they hear the phrase “Kingdom of God.” This (low-quality) photo summarizes the lively classroom discussion that occurred that day. As I told my students, I intentionally recorded all their comments on the board in a very messy fashion because I want them to see that the KingdomContinue reading “Beautiful chaos and Lenten conversion”

closets of conversion and compassion

Last summer I was invited to join a group of Christian bloggers who occasionally review Christian media.  After I agreed, opportunities came!  The first book that intrigued me is a story of radical solidarity, compassion and good ol’ fashioned Christian conversion, The Cross in the Closet by Timothy Kurek. The following video nicely introduces you to theContinue reading “closets of conversion and compassion”

when eating bites

Bad news: people are starving to death; 16,000 children die every day from hunger-related causes. Good news: God has mercy and God is helping us!  We are being preserved in spite of famine, scripture says. Upright is the word of the LORD, and all his works are trustworthy. He loves justice and right; of theContinue reading “when eating bites”