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The Age Old Question: What is my response to the panhandler?

In a recent sermon on hospitality, I emphasized the need to press our hospitality outwards from caring for one another in the household of faith (Galatians 6:10) to extending the table to the poor, lonely and forgotten (Luke 14:10). The sermon led to a couple of engaging conversations about the Christian response to panhandlers who are appearing more and more on the medians at our suburban intersections. I understand the quandary of not knowing how

He First Loved Us

Have you ever read a verse or passage in the Bible, one that you've read or heard so many times you thought you had it all figured out, only to see it in a new and fresh way? It's happened to me before and it happened again this week, and for some reason I'm always surprised. Imagine that, I don't have it all figured out... ​This week in Hebrews I read the often quoted chapter

Neighbours Without Walls

I love community. Growing up in church you hear that word a lot however this idea of community seems to be stretching further beyond that now. People are forming community everywhere. Think about things like your fitness, maybe you are part of a running group or even the crazy crossfit community. You can form community around the way you eat #ketogenic #whole30 #vegan #kellystribe. Or what about your favourite sports team (go Bengals!). Think about

Community Without Walls

I have always considered myself an introvert, and to some extent, I still do. I always preferred staying in rather than going out. I would get excited when plans were canceled last minute and it meant I could stay in my PJs all day. I didn't mind spending an entire week barely leaving the house or interacting with anyone other than my husband. I thought I was the kind of person who just "didn't need

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