Category Archives: Love

Love Alone Is Eternal (Part Three)

The thesis of the book I am currently writing is grounded in this point – divine love is a mystery. The mystery is this  there is an infinite God who loves us eternally. This mystery is given only to those … Continue reading

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Love Alone Is Eternal (Part Two)

When we know that we are loved, and truly believe this with all our heart, all of life takes on new meaning, purpose and joy. This seems to be why Paul wrote: For now we see in a mirror, dimly, … Continue reading

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Love Alone Is Eternal (Part One)

Before the foundation of the world there was love. Love existed from all eternity. In God, who is Trinity, there is a vast ocean of love that can never be drained, a great energy of love that will never be … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Greatest Desire for His Church on Earth

When I first began to understand John 17 I realized that Jesus’ greatest desire for his disciples was that they would live this oneness together. He wanted them to be united as a powerful witness to the reality of the … Continue reading

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What Has Love Got to Do With Unity?

So what has love got to do with unity? Everything! When God revealed to me a whole new understanding of Christian unity in Christ’s mission – what I call missional-ecumenism – I began to share this message as widely as … Continue reading

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Does Jesus Love the Whole World?

Jesus enlarges his prayer circle in John 17:10 to include his disciples: “I have been glorified in them.” In verse 9 he transitions from praying for himself to praying for his own disciples: “I am not asking on behalf of … Continue reading

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Our Judgment: How It Destroys Christian Unity in Love

Over time I have come to understand that deep Christian ecumenism is essential to the well-being and genuine faithfulness of the whole church. This is true precisely because no one “member” of the body of Christ has gained all the … Continue reading

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Unity is Always Found in Love

In my book Your Church Is Too Small I try to show how the unity of the church, established in Christ’s love for his Father, leads to a growing relational unity that follows him into his mission to the world. … Continue reading

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Why Love is Vital to Unity in Christ’s Mission

This week I posted some of the content that I have written for my forthcoming book: Our Love Is Too Small. I have no idea when this book will be completed so I cannot promise a completion date, though I am … Continue reading

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Our Lord’s Prayer for Unity in Triune Love

Jesus begins his prayer in John 17 by asking the Father to glorify him so that he could glorify the Father. These words (“glorify”) are too easily passed over. When the Bible speaks of glory it uses the word doxa, … Continue reading

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