Competence and confidence

I’ve been talking about a lot of big ideas in these posts: how to share the love of Christ in healthcare ministry ‘over there.’  You may get the impression, “Hey, there are a lot of big ideas here.  Am I competent to do this?  How can I have enough confidence that I can make a … Continue reading Competence and confidence

The LORD, a God merciful and gracious

Last week I wrote about a possible erosion of compassion in our healthcare service.   Those of us in healthcare as a profession can be inundated with the suffering in this world.  And beyond the physical aspects of suffering there is the question of meaning.  Even more painful than suffering is to suffer something that … Continue reading The LORD, a God merciful and gracious

Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection and the Mission of the Church

What would the resurrection have to do with the mission of the church? NT Wright makes a plea for us to connect the two.  Our modern assumptions about life after death seem to disconnect the reality of life in this world and the next, but the Bible does just the opposite. “It has often been … Continue reading Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection and the Mission of the Church