Posts by Alan Donald

The Lesson

The Lesson

  At New Creations Inn, we like to summarize the gospel narrative into four acts which we find played out both in the scriptures and in our clients’ lives: Creation, Estrangement, Reconciliation, and New Creation. This formed the agenda for the 10 year anniversary conference which was called, Lessons at the Inn. Ultimately, the lesson from […]

Transitional Housing is a Holy Pursui...

Transitional Housing is a Holy Pursuit

A Brief Biblical Theology of Hospitality This post doesn’t emerge from the part of me that finds it necessary to hurriedly defend my actions with Scripture.  This post comes out of a gentle wandering with the Lord through the Scriptures as I asked the Lord what in the world being hospitable had to do with […]

The God of the Universe Asks Question...

conversation

The great thing about living in community is that we can walk with each other towards Christ-likeness.  In fact, it’s a mantra around here that “true change comes from a relationship with Jesus and that best happens in community”.  I see this most clearly in Hebrews 3. Take care, brothers, lest there be in any […]

Hope from Disorder

Hope from Disorder

Our lives often seem chaotic – at least mine does. If people saw me, day in and day out, they would agree. At Loaves and Fishes, our clients’ lives often seem characterized by chaos. The key to understanding that disorder is to look back to the fall. This requires us to accept that disorder is […]