Yesterday I was having a good conversation with a friend about getting ready to ride bike again this spring. It’s been a few years and so he’s weighing his options: get the bike he’d really like to ride (high quality and ready to race), upgrade the 20 year old bike in his garage or find an entry level bike that may suit his needs now, but not in the future if he reaches his goals.
About a dozen years ago I read “White Man’s Gospel” by Richard Twiss and began to understand (began to understand is not the same as understood) that Jesus wanted to live in my culture and in the culture of the people I was serving. Twiss’ voice was controversial, and still is.
This weekend he was in Washington DC for the National Prayer Breakfast and he died of a heart attack. As one writer has said, the world is not complete without him.
Here’s a link to a short video of Twiss sharing his passion for worshiping Christ the Creator within his own culture.
- Remembering Richard Twiss (tallskinnykiwi.typepad.com)
This story does 3 things to me
- I want to find a course or start one. Today! I mean, there’s a young man who wants to know about Christianity and can’t find a church who’s ready to do it.
- I’m driven to pray – Lord, would you help this couple? Are there more? Help me to help them.
- I’m motivated to see 200 courses running in from Saskatoon to Thunder Bay this year. Don’t tell my boss, she thinks we’re shooting for 103, but that won’t be enough. Continue reading