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The 1 Thing We Forget About Jesus’ Baptism During Epiphany

Ever wonder why Jesus went to so many parties when there was so much important work to be done? When the world he came to was so full of darkness? Going to parties is actually a hallmark of his ministry—though you might not know it if you listen to too many serious sermons about serious topics from serious Christians.  But Jesus actually got in trouble because the religious leaders thought Jesus did too much feasting and not enough fasting, too much partying and not enough praying (Luke 7:34). All the parties came from one place—the baptism of Jesus.  Indeed, the one thing we forget about Jesus’s baptism is that it was an event of joy.  But before we…
Culture

Top 20 Articles of 2018 from Missio Alliance

I couldn’t be more thrilled with the thoughtful work coming out of our Writing Collectives in 2018. This year’s articles reflect a deep engagement with issues essential to the mission of the church, such as the dangers of nationalism, how…
Formation
Theology

A Brief Theology of Walls

My twin brother and I would constantly punch each other—especially through the teenage years.  Sometimes playfully. Oftentimes not. We would punch each other for any and every reason, great or small. Usually the punching would come after some verbal sparring…
Witness

Top 20 Articles of 2018 from Missio Alliance

I couldn’t be more thrilled with the thoughtful work coming out of our Writing Collectives in 2018. This year’s articles reflect a deep engagement with issues essential to the mission of the church, such as the dangers of nationalism, how…
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