The Good News of God’s Faithfulness in My Neighborhood

Something incredible has happened in my neighborhood over the past few years: It has gotten better.  I don’t have any statistics to back that up, but I’m here every day and I see it and feel it.  The local churches are actively ministering to the poor on a relational level.  The city has invested in … Continue reading The Good News of God’s Faithfulness in My Neighborhood

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An Odd, Yet Hopeful, Prayer Meeting

Matt and I walked to a popular spot on Vincennes street – a stoop that sits in front of an empty lot. An abandoned house once stood on the lot before homeless squatters burned it down. They were trying to stay warm in the winter. Several of our homeless friends still hang out at the … Continue reading An Odd, Yet Hopeful, Prayer Meeting

The Cost of Discipleship – Pt. 1

Several years ago, Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote a book called The Cost of Discipleship. The overarching theme of the book was that the grace of God is costly, demanding everything from the Christian disciple. He contrasts this costly grace with cheap grace, the type of grace that doesn’t transform the disciple, but allows the “Christian" to … Continue reading The Cost of Discipleship – Pt. 1