Living with a Limp

Wednesday, 01 Mar 2017

Jacob can only know God in God's hiddenness and weakness, not in God's power. Only as Jacob became weak in his struggle against God did his victory emerge.
In the evangelical 1980s, regular appearances of “The Power Team” at local megachurches were great opportunities for desperate youth pastors to connect with bored young men. In the name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit, team members would take turns performing feats of strength. It was all designed to remind the boys especially that being a Christian wasn’t for wimps, that you could be “cool” and a Christian, too. Honestly, I doubt they were very successful at either aim. Instead, events like this merely cemented in my own young mind, and in ...

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