In the World You will have Trouble
“In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” Basil the Great echoes Christ’s assurances in this piece by reminding us that, through all the afflictions that we face, we hold Christ’s truth and peace close—and our work for the Kingdom is never wasted.
Acknowledging God in All We Do
“Discipleship means learning to acknowledge God in all we do,” Dallas Willard writes in this vintage piece, “and it takes a lot of learning.” This acknowledgement, though, helps keep us on track in the work he has set before us, because it is how we know we are in a partnership; we are not alone.
The Living God
The way, the truth, the life. Lord of heaven and earth. Maker of all things visible and invisible. Join with us today in a bit of breathless wonder at the glory of our living God. Richella Parham shares an excerpt from a letter by George Fox that captures this sense of awe in a powerful way.
Germination of the Soul
Mimi Dixon leads us into Holy Week by sharing an extended meditation on seeds, souls, and the hope of resurrection. When our seed coats—having been nourished in good soil—finally crack, we cannot imagine what will blossom, but our King has promised it will “take our breath away.”
The Christian Response (to the Problem of Pain and Evil)
Mimi Dixon joins us to introduce a piece by Dallas Willard that digs deeply into the problem of pain and evil’s coexistence with the uncompromising goodness of God. It is a very Lenten thing to remember that “God is always where the suffering is” and that there is “something beyond the pain.”