five on Friday

“The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn’t have been complete without you. Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid. I am with you. Nothing can ever separate us. It’s for you I created the universe. I love you. There’s only one catch. Like any other gift, the gift of grace can be yours only if you reach out and take it. Maybe being able to reach and take it is a gift too.” Frederick Buechner, from Wishful Thinking.

1 Jenny Bakers epic overview of egalitarian theology, in advance of her new book. 
2 Stop, sabbath, space and saving……..time stuff for leaders.
3 “Lets move outward toward others in genuine love.” This and the challenge of non-discipleship.
4 Vulnerablity, brokenness and the life of surrender, that God desires. Patrick Reagan here.
5 Four things Jesus never said….. check-indeed! And what would you add to this list?