Monthly Archives: January 2017

Signs of the End

Comfort can lull us into complacency. A winning team chokes and gets defeated by a lesser team. A company becomes successful and then begins its decline. Stagnancy is bred in the waters of success. Jesus addresses the comfort of those … Continue reading

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Moving Forward

Last week we reflected on some core convictions that we have in forming Wellspring. Today I want to offer some reflections from our time with the Governing Board to see how those convictions are being worked out. Christ does build … Continue reading

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Trusting Jesus as Lord

“God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble” (James 4:6; cf. Luke 1:51–53). Luke contrasts the proud and humble, a contrast seen in the proud scribes and the humble widow of Luke 20:45–21:4. The humble receive grace. But … Continue reading

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Our North Star: Remembering Convictions through Change

When we are finding our direction through uncharted waters, we get oriented by looking at the north star to keep going. Last week I talked about the process of wayfinding. Yet what is our north star at Wellspring? What are the … Continue reading

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Jesus: Lord of Life

  Pringles taste great but don’t satisfy. Similarly when we look for life in the wrong places, we feel like we ate Pringles for dinner.  Instead we must look for life in the Source of life. If Jesus is the … Continue reading

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Wayfinding and Leadership

Recently, I watched Moana with my children and was fascinated by the concept of wayfinding.  Before maps, sextants and compasses could guide massive European ships across the ocean; Polynesians used stars, currents, ocean swells and birds to guide relatively tiny … Continue reading

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Jesus: Lord of Politics

Sometimes Christians want to separate their faith from their politics. After all, aren’t we supposed to separate church from state? But if Jesus is Lord of all, all includes politics! Even when government goes in a bad direction, Jesus remains … Continue reading

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