Brennan Manning and his Ragamuffin legacy

Back in the 90’s I listened to the music of Rich Mullins and Michael Card a lot. Both musicians were greatly influenced by Brennan Manning’s book The Ragamuffin Gospel. Mullins was so impacted by the ideas in this book that he named his band The Ragamuffin...

More than beautiful words…

Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father’s Son, in truth and love. 2 Jn. 1:3 (ESV) Grace, mercy, peace, truth, love are beautiful words. Just saying them is calming. Living them is a bit more challenging. What if we...

Shine On

Light shines in the darkness for the godly. They are generous, compassionate, and righteous. Ps. 112:4 Perhaps people who put others first, who care, and who do the right things with the right motives seem to be nearest the light because the light is coming out of...

Grace for ourselves and others

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Cor. 5:17 Because of grace God doesn’t take our past mistakes into the relationship He establishes with us as His children. He looks at us and sees us...

Shedding Our Grave Clothes

Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.” John 11:43-44 Jesus made Lazarus’ friends...