Dwelling on the Book of Matthew

Last week I shared some insights I had found in the Gospel of Matthew.  I intentionally wrote very broadly.  I suggested this gospel was a collection of ANCIENT words that could have some powerful insight for a MODERN church.  You may have read this as an essay that was reacting to a current event here at West Main. It was not meant to be read this way! It was written from a “proactive” stance. I was hoping that as we read Matthew together and interpreted it in our own individual stories, we could find ways that we could apply it in our communal story one day in the future, when tensions do arise. There are no specific and pressing issues of division today, but we would be naive to think they will not come! My article was penned in terms of generality, not specificity.  Read more…



Dwelling on the Book of Matthew

 

Lately, I have spent some time dwelling in the gospel account of Matthew.  I was reading it in order to seek ways that this gospel may speak to our modern church today. What I found was incredible. In the time spent pouring over these words, the message started to take on a very personal tone. In these words written so long ago, I began to hear a message that seemed to be written directly to me which was in turn applicable to the ministry context I find myself in, amongst the beautiful family here at West Main. Read more…