The One Project: In Search of Community

The One Project: In Search of Community

Sunday at 1:1 Boulder was a full day, with six presentations, six “Recalibrate” discussions, and three Q&A sessions. Our Recalibrate group retained the same core participants throughout the day, and things went more smoothly as we got to know each other better. A few noteworthy points and quotes from today’s presentations: Peter (Japhet De Oliv

Lift HIM Up: ASI Convention Day 3

Lift HIM Up: ASI Convention Day 3

Day 3 of ASI brought a truly high Sabbath, starting with a powerful message from General Conference President Ted Wilson and capped off by outgoing ASI president Frank Fournier. Elder Wilson praised the members of ASI for their tireless dedication to sharing Jesus in the marketplace and beyond, stating that “ASI is everywhere, and it is building Go

The One Project: Yes, It Can Be Controversial

The One Project: Yes, It Can Be Controversial

From all the hype I’d heard about the One project, I was expecting one of two things from this weekend (or perhaps some of both): 1. the most profoundly moving and challenging spiritual experience of my life; or 2. some sort of candlelight meditation where we sit in a circle with eyes closed and chant in unison. What I have found so far is neither,

Let’s Talk About Jesus

Let’s Talk About Jesus

I spent several evenings last week at Vacation Bible School, teaching Bible stories to groups of children. On Wednesday I started out: “Today’s story is about my favorite person to talk about in the whole Bible. Can anyone guess who that is?” “Queen Esther!” shouted a cherub-faced girl with curly blond hair. “Jonah!” guessed someone else. “Nope,” I

If God Is Good, Why Is There Evil in the World? Answers from the Parable of the Wheat and Weeds

If God Is Good, Why Is There Evil in the World? Answers from the Parable of the Wheat and Weeds

The plot of this parable is straightforward: a sower sows good seed in his field, but an enemy corrupts the crop by secretly sowing weeds. The sower decides to let them grow together until the harvest—lest the wheat be lost—and then separate them, sending each to its proper destiny. Five characters populate the scene: the sower, the men, the enemy,