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  • by Drew Anderson
    Part 4: Resilient Relationships “A great wave of persecution began that day, sweeping over the church in Jerusalem; and all the believers except the apostles were scattered through the regions of Judea and Samaria…Philip ran over and heard the man reading from the prophet Isaiah. Phillip asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” The […]
  • by Drew Anderson
    Part 3: Communities of character “Do you think God wants us to obey you rather than him? We cannot stop telling about everything we have seen and heard…All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had.” Acts 4:19-20,32 […]
  • by Drew Anderson
    Part 2: Personal experience with God’s presence “And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages…How can this be?” Acts 2:4,7 NLT If you’ve never read Acts 2, or haven’t in a while, first go read it. And then spend a moment simply reflecting on the power, importance, and […]
  • by Drew Anderson
    Part 1: Questions about why “Why are you standing here staring into heaven?” Acts 1:11 NLT If you’ve read Acts 1, this is such a pointed and powerful question. [If you haven’t read Acts 1, go read it now] The disciples have just finished 40 days with the resurrected Jesus, which concludes with one “final” […]
  • by Drew Anderson
    A reflection on this past year, inspired by Jesus’ parable of the soils in Matthew 13. There’s this deep work that God wants to do in me. It can’t be done on the surface-level of my life but only at the soul-level. And it seems like everything in my world works against it. Even many […]
  • by Drew Anderson
    I’m going to make a seemingly bold (and yet not really all that bold claim):We are in a Reformation. In actuality, we are always in “reformation.” This is why the reformers of the 16th century variety coined the phrase “semper reformanda” or “the church reformed, always reforming.” It’s the reality that we are always being […]
  • by Drew Anderson
    Words help shape the way I live. Whether you like it or not, it’s also true for you. You just may not have ever thought about how much words influence your reality. How you think.How you behave. You don’t realize how big a deal it is until one day you wake up and realize you’ve […]
  • by Drew Anderson
    The Sirens of Busyness are singing. Can you hear them? I can. Very clearly.   [If you don’t remember much from Greek mythology, you likely remember the imagery of the Sirens. Half-birds, half beautiful maidens, the Sirens were singing enchantresses capable of luring passing sailors to their islands, and, subsequently, to their doom. Daughters of […]
  • by Drew Anderson
    Here’s the longer quote from Thomas á Kempis: “No one feels in his heart what Christ felt in his Passion, except the person who suffers as he did. So, the cross is always ready and waits for you everywhere. You cannot escape it no matter where you run, for wherever you go, you are burdened […]
  • by Drew Anderson
    A reflection on how I’ve experienced God dealing with evil, inspired by Hosea’s experience with God in Hosea 1. I am deeply hurt. And I am very angry. The results of evil I see in this world stir these emotions in me. Initially I just see the evil the other has caused. I can’t believe […]
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