REDEFINING REPENTANCE

I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. (Luke 15:7, ESV) Our definition of repentance is a little outdated. For so long, we’ve used John the Baptist’s example when...
THE CALL OF PETER

THE CALL OF PETER

The spiritually minded person does not differ from the materially minded person chiefly in thinking about different things, but in thinking about the same things differently. It is possible to think materially about God, and spiritually about food.-William Temple,...
THE KIND YOKE OF JESUS

THE KIND YOKE OF JESUS

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30 ESV) There is...
MARKETING – GOD VS. US

MARKETING – GOD VS. US

For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified....
UNITY & DIVERSITY INTERTWINED

UNITY & DIVERSITY INTERTWINED

This post is contributed by the wife of an OPEN staff worker. Back when I lived in Morocco one of my favorite things to do was visit the medina* and watch people working on the looms, as they expertly crafted together a vivid tapestry of vibrant colors and patterns...
A LOVE AFFAIR WITH JESUS

A LOVE AFFAIR WITH JESUS

Have you ever thought deeply about your relationship with Jesus in terms of being a love affair? I hadn’t thought about this until this past year when I began reading some writings of Welton Gaddy. Many of these thoughts that follow, originate from his writings and...