Archives for Mar 2013

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Finding Peace and Freedom in a Broken World

Palm Sunday was cold, wasn't it? Burrito, the short donkey, was cold, too. So, we brought him inside as the first donkey ever at All Saints Dallas. He found peace, warmth and lots of friends. We really are radically inclusive!...Read More

Blessed Are the Feet Washers

You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example that you also should do just as I have done to you. Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. â€" John 13:13-17 In the ancient world sandals were the shoes of choice and roads and sidewalks were made of dirt so everybody’s feet were covered in dust all the time......Read More

Reaching Out and Reaching In

Last weekend, Reggie McNeal spoke about the importance of blessing others. Drawing from Genesis 12:1-2, Reggie pointed out the importance of being a blessing to others, taking the church to the streets. He gave many humorous and real life examples that you can find on this. Listen to the sessions here....Read More

Jumping in!

What an exciting week! We’ve been busy at the office preparing for some special events. We have a lot of exciting things happening this weekend at All Saints Dallas, and each one of these events revolves around becoming a missional church, a church joining with God in his saving mission to the world....Read More

A Journey into a Far Country

“Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living. And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need.” Luke 25:13, 14 The Gospel reading this past Sunday was from Luke 15, the story of the prodigal son. +Philip ended his sermon by inviting us to the communion table with the words, “Come home.” For nearly four years Stacey and I have been on a journey in a far country, but we are not “prodigals” per se. As far as I can tell we have not been living recklessly or squandering our lives. ...Read More

Declaration of our Dependence

"Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, on God, for ever and ever. Amen." --Collect for the Third Sunday in Lent...Read More

Seeking His Will & Voice

"Encounter With God" (a daily devotional many of you read) recently talked about Joshua 7:1-9 (on March 4). In this passage, Israel sent out spies to check out the town of Ai and report back. They returned and told Joshua that he really didn’t need many people to attack. So Joshua decided to send only about 3,000 men to go to battle. They were soundly defeated. But, the defeat wasn’t caused because of the number of men that went out to fightâ€"there was another reason . . ....Read More