June 22, 2017 by jmar198013
The Psalms not only give us new language to speak to God with; they give us new and colorful ways to describe God, imagine God, and experience God. This leads to deeper and richer conversations with God. Psalm 23 imagines God as both a shepherd guiding us through scary places; and a host who wines and dines us in his own home. Other psalms portray God as a warrior, food and drink, and even a mother with a nursing baby at her breast. When we learn to imagine and speak to God with these metaphors, we learn God’s faithfulness to meet all our needs.
August 13, 2012 by jmar198013
Being the church in times of terror means gathering to pray, providing an alternative to the violence of the world, and locating our suffering in God’s story. Above all, it means means being faithful to who we are and trusting God for outcomes. This is what we see the church doing in Acts 12.