Justin Hiebert

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Hospitality

Posted on 26 Jun 2013 in Bible, Quotes | 1 comment

“‘Hospitality’ conjures up the context of guests, visitors, putting on meals for them, providing board and lodging, making the stranger feel ‘at home’ in our home — enlarging our home to make that wider ‘at homeness’ possible…Hospitality, in a variety of expressions, forms a notable frame of reference for the ministry of Jesus.

But there is more to it than that…The crucial point is that those who do receive him [Jesus] find that he brings them into a much wider sphere of hospitality: the ‘hospitality of God.’ The One who comes as a visitor and guest in fact becomes host and offers a hospitality in which human beings and, potentially, the entire world, can become truly human, be at home, can know salvation in the depths of their hearts.”

Brendan Byrne

excerpted from The Hospitality of God: A Reading of Luke’s Gospel (page 4)

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Justin Hiebert

Leadership Catalyst - Entrepreneur - Coach at JSHiebert Leadership Coaching
I am a Business and Life Coach in both non-profit and for profit settings. I coach leaders, executives, and pastors in areas of vision, clarity, and values. In relationship coaching I focus on healthy and sustainable relationships, and in leadership development roles I catalyze change for individuals and groups to thrive. I also consult churches and organizations on how to train new leaders and create a healthy culture. In addition to that, I am an Anabaptist pastor in the Denver metro area. I specialize on topics that include: missional theology, discipleship, culture and the church in today’s society. I am married to my wonderful wife Elise and we have three kids. I grew up and now work in the United States Mennonite Brethren Church (USMB) and love the people and history of the Mennonite Brethren faith. I am a graduate of Tabor College with a dual degree in Youth Ministry and Christian Leadership, a graduate of Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary with a Masters of Divinity, and a Doctoral Student and Bethel Seminary. I also teach college classes in areas of Bible, Communication, and Business.

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  • Jacob L

    Good thoughts. It reminds me of the book by Michele Hershberger, “A Christian View of Hospitality.” Normally we don’t think of the guest becoming the host. Our culture has taught us that we are entitled to be given things. We eat at a friends house and they are supposed to serve us. What does it mean to be a blessing wherever we go, wherever we are? What if we all tried to host our hosts?

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