Monthly Archives: April 2009

Watchman Nee’s “The Body of Christ”

Watchman Nee wonderfully explains the significance of the Church in his book The Body of Christ: a Reality. He begins by explaining the life that we receive when we have been converted from our old way of selfishness to the new way of Christ. When we are born again, we have a new life in… Read more »

Good Friday – Act Six

When the curtain goes up this time, we are all ushered on stage. We find ourselves pushed in a human crush down the narrow twisting back streets of Jerusalem. Soldiers everywhere watch from windows and doorways. The crowd surges past us. Shouts. Raised fists. Parents carrying children. Others carrying scaffolding. Centurions push us forcefully into… Read more »

Holy Week Prayer

Holy Week (Week of April 5) You Will Never Be the Same p 40 “Avoiding the Cross: Unwillingness to Suffer” “Jesus, You are called the Crucified Lord and the Cross-bearer.  May You never have to say to us, ‘You are not worthy of Me; you cannot be My disciple,’ because we did not want to… Read more »

Conflict

In my last post, I discussed Larry Crabb’s vision of the Church as a community in which it is safe to be human.  This is one of the characteristics of “spiritual community” that Dr. Crabb sketches out in his book The Safest Place on Earth.  The other hallmark of this community is the way in… Read more »