Fasting isn’t just “not eating,” it’s re-sensitizing yourself to the things of this world you take for granted.
A friend once told me I was the “worldliest Christian” he knew. Some would take offense at the label, but he meant it as a compliment. I understood more about the way the non-churched world worked than he expected, and he was both surprised and pleased I was willing to step outside of Christian subculture to walk in and work with the world around me.
There’s a reason I’m willing to do that.
The Bible seems to both promote and condemn standing against governing authorities dispensing injustice. What is a faithful follower of God to do?
God is not dead. Adding “to me” to this statement devalues it and marks you a coward for not sticking by your faith.
One of the Biblical stories I turn back to time and again is that of Jesus’ testing in the desert.
To have a “vested interest” in something means you need to have actually invested something. Hearing someone who’d been paid for their time, had reneged twice on offers to actually invest in a business, and had nothing tied up in the business itself claim a “vested interest” felt incredibly wrong.