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October 27, 2008

Reflection for the Week- October 27th 2008

Our cultures frequently banalize or ignore God and truth. As the pressures of extreme forms of postmodernisms develop and new expressions of pantheism and pragmatism rise and gain a foothold in our cultures, we want to be able to think clearly and to love boldly. Insight and direction, combined with compassion and grace, are crucial for knowing how to navigate through the high degree of confusion in today’s world and for seeking to follow in the footsteps of the crucified and risen One.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

October 20, 2008

Reflection for the Week- October 20th 2008

How wonderfully exciting it is to offer hospitality and shelter in the midst of life's chaos, bewilderment, and uncertainty. Hospitality and home sharing are deep expressions of Christian spirituality. As so many today find their identity in the hollow promises of media, consumerism, and making it up as they go along, we’re thankful especially for those who are seeking truth, spiritual direction, meaning and purpose in life, and credibility and authenticity. And even more so, that God meets them in a diversity of ways. What is so amazing, in a world of the fake and counterfeit, is that what’s real continues to happen again and again.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

 

October 13, 2008

Reflection for the Week- October 13th 2008

As we prepare for autumn and begin to experience the sleeping of the earth in winter, let us continue to be ready and awake to God, so that his love and truth might bear fruit in all of us. Pray that his work would blossom and grow in extravagant ways that would surprise us with hope and joy. In looking forward to spring, be thankful for personal spiritual renewal and the promise that God is out to renew the whole world.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

 

October 06, 2008

Reflection for the Week- October 6th 2008

What’s happening to our world? We find ourselves in unprecedented times. We’ve never been here before. Yes, the world’s previously been a mess, but the scale of our plight has now dramatically increased. Financial markets are crumbling and in turmoil, natural catastrophes are creating havoc and destruction, governments are run by incompetent and sometimes corrupt elected officials, political sovereignty is awfully close to being a consumer product, and much of the Western church is not only ineffective and woefully impoverished, but it is tanking and its very existence and sustainability are under threat.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery