Rich Toward God: Don’t worry

This is the second of a three-part series on the parable of the rich fool. Last week we looked at what prompted Jesus to tell this story and the story itself. This week we’ll examine one part of Jesus’ post-parable words that help us understand what it is to be rich...

Rich Toward God: Abundance and focus

This is the first blog in a three-part series examining the parable of the rich man and considering how this story and the way Jesus presents it can guide us. The parable can be found in Luke 12. A businessman has more success than he anticipated and in order to...

Worthy of Repair

Hi friends! Although I have been a part of the BFJN community, serving as the Associate Director for just about a year now, this is my first time writing in our blog space, aside from some reflections that I shared last week. What a blessing and honor it is to be...

Happy New Year 2023!

The time leading up to ringing in the New Year is often a time to look back and consider what has been and to look forward and dream or plan for what is to come. It’s a good practice, not just for December 31st but in general. Since we are edging up to 12/31/22 we...

Proximity to Jesus and the CCDA

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the annual Christian Community Development Associationconference for the first time. I am so grateful I was able to have this experience. CCDA is an organization dedicated to “seeing Christians fully engaged in the process of...

Voting as an Act of Justice

This coming Tuesday, November 8th, is election day. Midterm elections typically see a much lower turnout than presidential elections and therefore it is imperative that more people show up at the polls. Additionally, as Christians, it is equally important to get out...