Pastor Note #94: Safety and Love of Neighbor — Risk and Following Jesus

Safety is a high priority for Americans.  And you might well be asking me right now, “What’s wrong with that?”  Well, I would say, “Nothing . . . . And everything.”  It depends on what sort of safety we’re insisting on. The right view of safety aims to avoid needless harm.  The wrong view of … Continue reading Pastor Note #94: Safety and Love of Neighbor — Risk and Following Jesus

Pastor Note #40–Working the Streets; The Ministry of Risk-taking

When the doorbell rang, I jumped up and turned off the television.  It was 4:20 in the afternoon, and I was watching a re-run of M*A*S*H instead of working on my next Sunday's sermon.  After a few seconds, I walked slowly down the stairs to answer the door.  There were three little boys and a … Continue reading Pastor Note #40–Working the Streets; The Ministry of Risk-taking