Jim Wright is a church sower, public but unassuming, thinker, mentor, teacher, local church elder, motivated by redemption, foe of tyrants, friend of the dispossessed, retired international attorney, entrepreneur, former private pilot, and so-so bass fisherman.
Marianne is a retired public school teacher, private but strong, heart, skilled counselor, knows deep intimacy with God, a comfort to others in the Lord, wise, motivated by mercy but has strong resolve, gardener, and a bridge to healing for many.
Together, we have been part of a community of simple, participatory fellowships for many years in our own home county - some of which we helped start.
Our blogs and devotionals spring from firm roots in those local fellowships.
Doctrine is given a bad name by some, yet it is unavoidable if you believe anything. I have been in places where finding their beliefs is like trying to nail Jello to a tree.
Jesus and His words are inseparable. All true doctrine is from Him and of Him. When we separate them we distort both.
I also like the first part, “…we can have doctrine without fully knowing Jesus.” So the parallel final statement, in addition to “Jesus: He’s more than a feeling”, is “Jesus: He’s more than a doctrine.”