Thursday, 21 May 2015

Is faith blind?

There is a lot of evidence that God is real.  The creation speaks of a divine Creator, and the Bible makes God "known to us more openly" (Belgic Confession, Art 2).  That's pretty definitive proof for many of us, and yet, others fail to be convinced. There is a third way by which we come to know God:  it's the Holy Spirit.  This Sunday we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit and we are reminded that "ultimately, blind faith is the only kind." Sunday, May 24, 10 a.m.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

World Renew's Assembly of Global Partners

Last week I spent a good part of the week at a conference on the shores of Lake Michigan.  I am on the board of World Renew and we gathered for the 5th Assembly of Global Partners, bringing together a broad cross-section of stakeholders to share stories and do some strategic planning for the future.  World Renew engages in development and disaster relief work worldwide.  Many of our discussions were on the subject of justice and what it might look like for World Renew to expand its role to address the systemic causes of poverty and oppression.

It was a great week, celebrating what God is doing through WR.  Welcome to Jason deBoer who now joins our board.  And somewhere along the way I think I promised to visit Kenya sometime!