The Voice of God in a Noisy World (Weekly Word)

This morning at breakfast, my kids were arguing about what food is gross.  My daughter insisted plain cream cheese is simply nasty.  So my son responded by sticking his finger in the cream cheese and sucking it off to her horror. My kids are pretty relaxed mostly, but they can argue with the best ofContinue reading “The Voice of God in a Noisy World (Weekly Word)”

Listening When Others Speak a God Word – Bonhoeffer’s Life Together

From Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s classic work on community, Life Together: “Help must come from the outside; and it has come and comes daily and anew in the Word of Jesus Christ, bringing us redemption, righteousness, innocence, and blessedness. But God put this Word into the mouth of human beings so that it may be passed onContinue reading “Listening When Others Speak a God Word – Bonhoeffer’s Life Together”

Listening to People…Not Making them Objects

I recall various times throughout my life when I found myself a part of a circle of Christians having a discussion about some other person or group of people.  This discussion centered on the question: “can this group/person be a sincere or real Christian?” I read a book recently where a sentence stated, “can aContinue reading “Listening to People…Not Making them Objects”