Jesus Creed
February 2007 Archives

Psalm 119:137-144, each verse beginning with the Hebrew letter tsade, revolves around familiar themes for those who read Psalm 119: the Law of God is right, the psalmist is committed to observing the Law of God, his enemies are a […]

Kris and I are in Greensboro, NC. I’ll post about our event at UNC Greensboro early this week, but I must mention this. Our flight Saturday night back to Chicago was cancelled — bad weather in Chicago. So, we called […]

First Sunday in Lent Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan; Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, […]

On March 1st I speak at the Shift Conference at Willow, and then we fly that night to Portland for a nice event called Crossing Borders on developing missional churches.

Dale Berra, son of the famous Yogi Berra, was regularly compared to his father. Once he observed, “Our similarities our different.” (And who was on the AFLAC commercial?) Sounds like his dad’s famous “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.” […]

Spiritual disciplines, normally taken to be individualistic disciplines, are given a new boost by Darryl Tippens in his new book, Pilgrim Heart. How so? Disciplines are also needed to promote an ecclesial spirituality — disciplines that create community. It is […]

1. Beate Epp, one of our readers and occasional commenter (and artist), has a nice book for kids on horses: I gave the book to a friend whose daughter loves horses. Here is her comment: “A charming story, perfect for […]

The sixth word for Torah in this section of Psalm 119 is “decrees” (huqqim), words of binding force and permanence — inscribed forever now that they are written in the Torah. Commitment to such permanence brings the psalmist the sense […]

Dear Matt, I agree with you. The Church is sometimes too critical, too judgmental, and sometimes known too much for what it is against than what is for. And I agree that sometimes perfectly wonderful people — friends and family […]

Scot, Not sure if you are much of a movie goer, but a friend and I just went to see the movie Breach and there is a section in the movie where the main characters are in a catholic bookstore. […]