“Do you feel safe?” Well, not always. I’m getting used to it now. The wide eyes and once-in-awhile gaping mouth. “Where do you live?” I live in the inner city. On purpose. And I have no plans of leaving. I have been robbed five times. I have witnessed a drug deal while sitting on my front […]Read More #Justice: A Peek into Urban Violence w/ Megan Westra
There are many things I bemoan in this life, in our U.S. culture. The divisiveness. The unrelenting messages we’re fed that we don’t have enough, don’t make enough, and just plain aren’t enough. The fact that our children are growing up faster and faster, forgetting how to play younger and younger, captivated by screens, tainted […]Read More Deeper than Words
This is the third post in a series discussing the book Dangerous Presence by Jason Butler. You can read more or purchase the book here. “Americans typically don’t like risk. We see risk as bad, dangerous. Risk can get us into trouble, ruin our finances, and mess up our future. Most of the time, we […]Read More Dangerous Presence: Risk Management
He’s exactly what you would expect of a 6th grade boy. High energy, an alternately charming and maddening blend of extreme silliness and budding sarcasm, an affinity for jokes involving rude body noises and a distaste for homework. He can be tough, he puts effort in to his “devil may care” demeanor. Tried to cover […]Read More Did You Forget?
This post is the second in a series discussing the book Dangerous Presence: Following Jesus Into the City by Jason Butler. You can read more about or purchase the book here. What About Bob? Butler begins his second chapter by introducing readers to his friend Bob. “[Bob is] older than most of my friends. At seventy-five, […]Read More Dangerous Presence – What About Bob?
I am so excited to be sharing this book with you today! Recently Jason Butler the lead pastor at Transformation City Church released his first book: Dangerous Presence: Following Jesus into the City. So, yes, the book is written by the lead pastor of the church I serve in; it is in large part the […]Read More Friday Book Club: Dangerous Presence