All of this is yours. All of this belongs to all of you. And there is enough and more than enough.
The new anti-abortion law in Texas is evil. Period. End of sentence. There’s just no other way of putting it.
It is hard to be blessed. It is hard to be a blessing. It’s hard to do that for an hour on Sunday morning. And it’s hard to do that everywhere, all the time.
If Harvard can have an almost unimaginably large endowment and still raise money, then why are churches so worried about much smaller endowments that don’t cover nearly as much of their budgets?
Being part of the church means declaring our allegiance to big, abundant, bold, reckless, wild-and-dangerous-and-full-of-grace, all-caps-in-a-giant-font LOVE.
You shine because Jesus called you. Because Jesus said, “Come, follow me, and I will make you fish for people.”
If all you have are solemn assemblies and grand festivals; if all you have noisy songs and delicate melodies; if all you have are the trappings of religion. Well, then God hates your show.
Courage is about what we do when we see that there is something greater than fear; something more important than fear; something holier than fear. Courage is about the having the willingness to triumph over fear for the sake of that vision.
One of the key skills that we develop as we grow into our sexuality is the ability to tell the difference between the human body and the sexual human body. It's the reason that we can see bodies—or parts of bodies that are normally thought of as varying degrees of private—and then move on with our day.
That is when we know if we are following Christ. Because if we are, then the fruit will be good.