Walking in Freedom

Miscellaneous musings along the way

Passion 2013 January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!!

 

What better way to start off the new year than streaming the Passion 2013 conference online?  Don’t know what I’m talking about?  Check out the live stream at 7pm eastern by following this link: http://live.268generation.com/  Also, you can watch other messages from the conference at your convenience for a limited time by following the same link.  The conference ends Jan 4th, so be sure to check out the site in the next few days. 🙂

 

What an encouragement to see thousands of young adults (18-25) setting aside the first few days of their new year to unite with other believers “for His fame!”  To those who have written off the younger generation, take heart!!

 

Tonight (Session 4) Francis Chan delivered a passionate message, stressing the faithfulness of God.  Our actions do not (and cannot) change God’s character.  His promises of blessing and warnings of judgement remain true no matter what!

 

To top it all off, Lecrae will be there tomorrow (Jan 3) at 7pm est!

 

Radical, crazy love September 8, 2012

So, I know I’m already 4 weeks into the school year and the weather is finally getting a bit cooler… but one thing I love about summer is that I have a lot more time to read!   One book I read over the summer was Radical, by David Platt.  If you’re looking for a book that will shake up your idea of what it means to be a Christian in America, I would highly recommend this book.  Through stories and Scripture, Platt asserts that the American Dream isn’t really what God has in mind when it comes to living out our faith.

 

Another book I just finished is Crazy Love, by Francis Chan.  Similar to Radical, Chan challenges believers to live out the gospel in tangible ways as a result of their passionate love relationship with God.  Through stories of “average” people who have boldly lived out their faith, Chan reassures the reader that a life of radical commitment is possible for anyone who is truly in love with God.

 

To continue on a similar theme, I picked up a Timothy Keller book at the library today titled Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes us Just.  I’ve only read the intro and part of the first chapter, but I’m excited to dive into my first book by Keller!  I think it’ll be neat to make connections with this book and the others I’ve been reading… and also see how it relates to my job teaching kids with rough lives outside of school- some who have spent time in jail.