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What does the apostle Paul mean in 1 Cor 13:7 when he says Love “believes all things”? Everyone who has ever commented on this verse qualifies it with this: Paul is not saying be gullible or foolish or believe anything …Read More

We got fresh word recently that a number of churches, from a variety of denominations, are using 40 Days Living the Jesus Creed for Lent. So let me encourage you, if you are looking for ideas, to consider using Lent as …Read More

This summer we were at Aldersgate UMC in Alexandria Virginia and we were deeply honored to hear a musical rendition of the Jesus Creed. Andreas Barrett, who wrote the song and music, now has the piece available for free streaming …Read More

Who wants to tell a story about the hardest (next-door) neighbor they’ve had to learn how to love? The practical reality is that it is much easier to want to love your neighbor than to love your neighbor in deed. …Read More

The major turns in the Church calendar can discourage even the most creative of pastors and leaders and lay folks — how many times can you talk about Advent or Lent and not return to the same (ol’) themes? Well, …Read More

Saturday afternoon, about 3pm, Kris and I were sitting in the front row at North Point Church in Atlanta. I was mulling over what I was about to say when I realized that Bill Willits, a leader at North Point, …Read More

The name for this blog came from a book I wrote called Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others. That book has one central theme: that Jesus understood the moral life as one made of two loves — loving God and …Read More

Here is a copy of the The Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others Jesus Creed in a Taiwan bookstore standing proudly next to Tom Wright’s book. We were sent this picture by Dawn Husnick, whose story (the emergency room act …Read More

Paraclete has now completed, with professional expertise, our DVD presentation of the Jesus Creed project: Jesus Creed — DVD. I hope you consider it for Sunday School classes, adult Bible study groups, and a way to get a conversation started. …Read More

This week we got a nicely wrapped package from Paraclete, and inside the package was two copies of Jesus Creed … in Chinese. Here’s a picture and then a calculation: