When Hospitality Gets In The Way

Our understanding of true hospitality requires a theological shift: Hospitality is not what we do for people, it is how we choose to perceive them and how we frame our attitudes towards them. True hospitality, ancient-church hospitality, Jesus-hospitality is about creating space — at our tables, in our lives, in our hearts — in such a way that people know that ‘this is a place where I belong and where I have value.’

Syrian Refugees Pastor Churches in Poland

Syrian Refugees Pastor Churches in Poland

The media and the politicians weave a story much different than the one that I will tell you here. Where fear has cunningly colored words like 'refugee' and 'Syria', we have long stopped believing that good people cross borders in search of safe homes. We wonder at their motives. We believe the worst. In the [...]

That Innkeeper | Advent Thoughts

That Innkeeper | Advent Thoughts

Unfortunately, the story of the advent of Christ into planet Earth is a problematic script in these days of fearing the stranger.

hogmanay and halal

hogmanay and halal

The church - a sanctuary where the ones who are not like us find not only welcome but belonging with us.