Remembering is Key to Renewal

By Dustin+ Messer,  All Saints Dallas When you feel spiritually stale and lost, remember the time in which you were first found by God. Today, many Christians feel lost. The world feels new and scary. This feeling of disorientation—personal, cultural—is nothing new for God’s people. The Prophet Jeremiah knew this feeling all too well. He was living in a time of cultural upheaval and societal injustice. Does that sound familiar? Personally, he felt betrayed and isolated—he never married because God…

If We Only Know Scripture as a Text, We Don’t Know it at All

by Dustin+ Messer, All Saints Dallas If we want to be formed in the faith, we’ll need to know Scripture. More to it, we’ll need to know Scripture as Scripture. Because if we only know Scripture as a text—a thing that we read individually, rationalistically and with modern eyes—we actually don’t know it at all. In his book The Death of Scripture and the Rise of Biblical Studies, Michael Legaspi skillfully shows that the Enlightenment attempted to fit the Bible…