On the Possibility of Transformation

On the Possibility of Transformation

 If you don't believe that God is interested in and capable of actually transforming your life--cultivating in you genuinely new and healthy patterns of thought and action and so overcoming sin and growing you into maturity--then you will be always already discouraged. It is incredibly burdensome to live out each day mentally assenting to things you're unable to consistently carry out in practice.

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Gospel tracts and homeless men

Gospel tracts and homeless men

Within a short span of time I encountered representatives of two groups that make many people uncomfortable, though admittedly for different reasons: homeless men and the give-you-a-religious-tract-on-the-street-corner guy. The rub here--and why I bothered to write this at all, which most assuredly was not to commend myself for the twenty or so minutes I spent talking with some homeless men--is that when you get right down to it those of us who follow Jesus never have the right to pigeonhole anybody, ever.

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