Best of December 2015

The prophetic voice of the American church has gone hoarse and now has laryngitis.

The prophets were drunk on God, and in the presence of their terrible tipsiness no one was ever comfortable. – Buechner

Life is a pendulum not a stop watch.

InceptionMorning is coming. His voice will awaken the dawn. The underground cities of the dead will be recalled to life. Time will die and the eternity that was sealed up in our hearts will be endless. We will learn to breath all over again because eternity will take our breath away.  Our experience will be as though we stepped into Narnia’s wardrobe and spent a lifetime away on holiday only to return in the very next moment.  Life is to be examined from the place it emanates from, not from where it was last observed by our squinting eyes as we looked backward through the eye hole.

Addiction is the demand for the things I DON’T need.
Fasting is the destitution for the things that I DO need.

The great thing, if one can, is to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions of one’s ‘own,’ or ‘real’ life. The truth is that what one calls interruptions are precisely one’s real life — the life God is sending one day by day. -CS Lewis

We live in the middle, but we understand at the edges.

I’m only human, I can’t handle the strategy of the tragedy. I’m a peddler of the divine, working for the Man turning water into wine.

A hand used in crime is an axe laid to the roots of worship. -Rabbi AJH

My body is becoming the stone ruins of an old Irish Abbey. As intriguing as 7-churches-bldgthe ruins may be, when you visit me, I hope it is the Ghost stories that inhabited my spirit that outlive me.

The broken people of this life have been teaching me how to speak Broken Gospel the same way others learn to speak in Broken English.

Renew the Church

If you are going to a church that is preaching every week, but not taking communion every week, then you remember Jesus for what he said not what he did.

I respect the religions of the world as much as Yehweh required Israel to respect the Egyptian, Philistine and Babylonian gods, and as much as Jesus paid homage to the Greek gods.

Remind me again how much time Christ and the Apostles spent on reforming the Roman Empire and building bridges with other Religions.

There is no such thing as a fast growing church. People grow slowly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Michael Welchert

My wife Diana and I have been married since 1985 and have five wonderful children. I have been in ministry since 1980 and we currently reside in the Denver, CO area.
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One Response to Best of December 2015

  1. Tony says:

    I believe that you are going to see an accelerated maturity happening in believers in these last days because time is not a commodity we have an endless supply of.

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