Extending the Command of Jesus

Minimalist visions often require less than more robust, radical notions. Sometimes I think we forget the trajectory of Jesus’ command to love one another. John-the-letter-writer helps construct the community vision for living out the words of Jesus. But, it cannot stop with the internal habits of an exclusive community. The amazement of the group in Acts 10 opened up a new range of possibilities when they marveled that the Good News had come to a people once considered dogs, those outside the pale. Maybe Parker Palmer will stir something in all of us.

About the Author
Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.