Fasting … What for?

Fasting. Oh this will be fun. Defined simply, fasting is the discipline of willingly restricting food for a spiritual purpose. The Hebrew word (tsowm) is graphic: it means “to cover the mouth.” Whenever a fast is mentioned in the Bible it has to do with abstaining from food for a spiritual purpose. It’s not a diet. It’s ruined when you […]

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Fasting is waiting

Fasting is waiting. In a world where we’ve been trained to look for quick and convenient solutions, fasting goes against the grain in every possible way. Fasting is about embracing the call to endure the wait. Ever read the Bible and ask Why? Why did Jesus rise from the dead in Jerusalem, and then tell the disciples to go to Galilee […]

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A new year’s prayer

Here is my prayer for our movement on this first day of the year: Your face O Lord we will seek. Our deepest desire is not family or ministry or growth or mission or community.  We want You. Whatever we do, may it be the result of this experiment: What happens when communities of Jesus-followers set apart their lives to […]

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