When you go among people that are so radically off from you culturally, it takes a lot of work to figure out what discipleship looks like in their culture. (personally I’m still trying to figure this out in American culture!)
…This was a great moment and I think I would have done well to just go and pray for a bit, or have all of us pray for a bit, but conferences are what they are, and when McNeil was done they launched some cheesy video advertising something.
ï»¿The perspective of Pilate being blackmailed by the Jewish leaders sheds a lot of light on this section for me. It is so crazy that he would have Jesus flogged and pretty much give the Roman soldiers license to do whatever Pilate had Jesus scourged in hopes that a scourging would be enough to make the Jews happy. â€œHe felt that...
So we just got a postcard in the mail for the previous residents of our house. It should be noted that our house was a foreclosure and we bought it from the bank. The postcard is from CASHLAND, a paycheck loan place in town. It says ‚ÄúBecause we have missed seeing you for a while, we are making a special offer that we hope...