five on Friday

Marilynne Robinson’s, Gilead says it well. “That is how life goes–we send our children into the wilderness. Some of them on the day they are born, it seems, for all the help we can give them. Some of them seem to be a kind of wilderness unto themselves. But there must be angels there, too, and springs of water. Even that wilderness, the very habitation of jackals, is the Lord’s. I need to bear this in mind.”

1 In the World-Vision aftermath, Jen Hatmaker speaks with compassion:– “When I get bogged down, I always remember Jesus: Love God and love people.”
2 Michael Pahl’s engagement with Biblical Christianity explored.
3 Missional exiles who give joy to the world! Here with an excerpt here and a great definition here.
4 Know your no’s, and a greater yes…… Jon Acuff’s take on it all.
A seal upon the heart, from Sam Wells: for at “the heart of it all is forgiveness of sins and life everlasting.”