Blessed Are the Merciful?

Following Dallas Willard’s line of thinking in The Divine Conspiracy, we don’t believe Jesus is saying, “Be merciful and you will be blessed.” Rather, his idea is, “As a tender-hearted person you get stepped on and burdened by people’s pain, yet the Father of mercies is always delighting in you.” (Matthew 5:7, paraphrase) That is really good news!…

Sabbath Rest is a Soul Anchor

I’ve been working long hours re-doing the organization and presentation of the content on our website to make it easier for you to experience the intimacy with Jesus that you long for — and invite others to join you. But now it’s time for me to take some Sabbath days with Jesus and Kristi! How about…

DALLAS WILLARD: Wounded Healer For Criticism

Bill & Kristi continue their conversation about Dallas Willard a wounded healer, focusing on the pain of criticism. Criticism will easily give way to condemnation, but “There is therefore now no condemnation in Christ Jesus!” Dallas’ life was a loving example of how to respond and turn criticism from others into compassion, becoming a conduit of the healing love of Christ!

DALLAS WILLARD: Wounded Healer For Rejection

You might be surprised to hear that Dallas Willard was a wounded healer. In this episode Bill & Kristi look to the life of their beloved mentor, and the brokenness and humanity that formed him as a wounded healer. Dallas’ life demonstrates how a broken life surrendered is an opportunity for the love of God to manifest to those around us.

Dallas Willard – Life Without Lack

“The nearness of God is my good!” (Psalm 73:28) This is the message in Dallas Willard’s new book, Life Without Lack: Living in the Fullness of Psalm 23. Join Bill & Kristi in this new series, as they share life lessons from their beloved mentor Dallas. Today’s episode we are reminded that through Christ, we have all that we need!

The Kingdom of God

In his Doctor of Ministry class for pastors Dallas Willard teaches that “The Gospel is a spiritual reality about a spiritual reality… the availability of life under the rule of the heavens.” Over 100 times in the Gospels Jesus preaches that he is making the Kingdom of the Heavens available. In his master key parable…

DALLAS WILLARD: When Ministry-aholics Relax With Jesus Part 1

Have you wrestled with an addiction to ministry? Bill & Kristi have a vulnerable conversation reflecting on their own journey in ministry and the challenges of finding balance in the pursuit of Jesus and the work of the ministry. This is part 1 of a 2 part conversation inspired by Dallas Willard’s new book, Life Without Lack: Living in the Fullness of Psalm 23.

Jesus’ Easy Yoke for Pastors

Pastors today face tremendous pressure, heavy burdens, and stress overload. They’re constantly pressured to improve in the A-B-C’s of church success: Attendance, Buildings, and Cash. Their church’s growth is measured by how many people attend their services, how big their buildings are, and how much money they can raise for their ministry. Many pastors we talk with feel…