Jesus overcame, overturned and overthrew most of the dominant cultural values of His world. He replaced them with the core values of the Kingdom of God. Children were among the first whose lives were transformed by this unconditional love. We all know how cruel life can be in a highly stratified society–for those on the bottom.
Chambers uses the word “Reality” in the same sense as theologian Paul Tillich uses the phrase, “Ultimate Reality.” God is Reality itself. God is what is most real. God’s primary concern is “Reality,” meaning everything. “For God so loved the world…”
One thing we have payed attention to recently with our kids is being able to experience more than one conflicting emotion at the same time. Feeling happy about something can also have feelings of sadness intertwined with it for it’s own reasons as well. Acknowledging all of the feelings is important.
How will we teach our children that joy and sadness are parts of the same experience, the experience of being alive? Do we talk about sorrow as often as we talk about joy?
For Chambers, born-again was not at all about a born-again moment or event that distinguished a superior brand of Christians.
Why would anyone want to start all over again to know Jesus? Here are two answers.
As I have said before, Oswald Chambers was my devotional mentor every day for 25 years. I have returned to …
After the covid crisis, who really wants to know what’s next, unless it’s a return to some semblance of normal?
The most oft repeated phrase in God Is Just Love is the job description of everyone who loves children; to help them, “…to find hope and to be love.” But, what does that look like?
On January 11, for 25 years, 1982-2007, I read the same devotional reading from Oswald Chambers. I don’t think I ever applied it to myself. This reading, I clearly understood, was written for missionaries who …