Subversive Spirituality @ Tipping Points

To be in the world, but not of the world, requires subversive alertness.  Cultivation of a contemplative mind is crucial.  Spiritual practices and disciplines help form the virtues that guide our public engagement.  We learn to take a breath before reacting.  We recognize that our anger is a reminder of a deeper pain.  We choose…

A Tale of Two Books

Yesterday was an exciting day!  Two packages came in the mail.  Both from publishers.  I was pretty sure they were both books.  And, I love books. The first one came from Baker Publishing Group, the parent company for my publisher Brazos.  So, I must admit I opened that package first.  And sure enough – there…

Serving Two Communities

Navigating tension is a normal every day aspect of trying to serve well through the ministry of New Direction.  It shows up in all sorts of ways, but I think one of the most significant underlying factors is that we seek to respond to two primary audiences.  In speaking about money, Jesus said you can’t…