Thinking out loud about theology, ministry, and life with Jesus

Practicing Presence

A teacher put Brother Lawrence’s beautiful book, The Practice of the Presence of God, in my hands many years ago. I instantly fell in love with it, and have spent the better part of over two decades trying to live its message. It is an invaluable resource for the saints….

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Praying into the Mystery – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

When we come to prayer, the God to whom we pray, if we pray as Christians, is the God stipulated by the Threefold Name – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The doctrine of the Trinity states, among other things, that the eternity, unity, and mutuality of Father, Son, and Holy…

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Top Reads of 2019

Well, another year is (almost) over, which means another year of reading is (almost) in the books. (See what I did there?… Okay, that was bad, I know…) I do always love going back this time of year and reviewing what I read. And I’m always genuinely surprised. As the…

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Arndt Life Update! // Announcing New Life East

Hey friends– It’s been a minute since we’ve done one of these… and there are fun things to share! Since leaving Denver in the spring of 2017, the Arndt tribe has found family with the good people of New Life Church. Our time here has been incredibly enriching, healing, and…

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America The Beautiful // Love and Longing

I love America. I suppose it almost goes without saying, since I’ve lived here all my life and have little to compare it to, outside of occasional visits elsewhere. But I really do. I’ve seen a good deal of this land, and I think it is winsome and beautiful and…

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Holy Saturday // God at the Limit

After the clamor of Good Friday, there is the quiet of Holy Saturday. But what even is Holy Saturday? Frankly, I think it is one of the most beautiful and underappreciated pieces of the Christian calendar. The moment in between “the moments.” As I’ve called it elsewhere, The Divine Interlude….

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Maundy Thursday – Seeds of Gentleness

The Son of God got up from the meal, according to John, took off his outer clothing, wrapped a towel around his waist, and began to wash the feet of his disciples – a scandalous and embarrassing act. The Jews of Jesus’ day were loathe to let even Jewish servants…

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A Little Something About Faith

Let’s take a stab at a definition of faith… Faith is the act of awareness by which I come to apprehend God in, with, and under the concrete circumstances of my life, leading me to glory by paths I do not understand and do not need to understand to experience…

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Loving the Scriptures

I’m a church kid. Born and raised. 37 years, with some two dozen of those spent seriously following Jesus. Some of my oldest and most spiritually formative memories are of my mother. The daughter of a farmer, my mom was, is, and probably always will be the earliest riser I…

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