The Art of Neighboring

How Do I Reach Across Ethnic and Racial Barriers?

Do you remember the only time the Bible records Jesus healing someone in stages? It took two separate actions. And it got kind of messy. I believe this story provides insight into the way people of different races can relate to one another in America today. It suggests steps we can take to reach across …

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What If This Is Your Year of Living Neighborly?

When the religious authorities asked Jesus to reduce everything in the Bible into one command, He answered with two. The first is to love God with everything you have. The second, He said, is to love your neighbor as yourself. What if He meant that we should love our actual neighbors? You know, the people …

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When Loving My Neighbors Means Doing Things With Them Instead of Just for Them

I’ll never forget the day my husband shared a simple idea with me. It’s an idea that changed the way I thought about taking steps of faith with the people in my life. “What if you stopped doing things for people and did things with people?” he asked. That single question revolutionized what loving my …

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How To Share Your Faith This Thanksgiving

Would you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert? Sometimes when we hear about outreach or steps of faith or missional living, we can be tempted to think this is something for the outgoing people of the world who thrive on time with other people. But Jesus’ instruction to “love your neighbor” isn’t just for …

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Here’s What You Might Have Missed on the Blog

Inspiration can be a tricky thing. Sometimes I experience moments of inspiration that fail to translate into consistent action or lasting changes in behavior. When that happens I can feel hopeless or guilty. Are you that way too? Maybe at church or Bible study you hear someone say, “I think God’s telling us we need …

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