We live in a world today where we constantly question our spiritual beliefs and motives. More and more we wonder who Christ is, and what He would do if he was in our shoes. We define and redefine charity in the most personal terms. In our very core we struggle with if we are doing […]
Me and Jesus
“Those who speak of having ‘a personal relationship with Christ,’ are right, it is personal. But it is not private. We are all in this together. There may be religions that come to you through quiet walks in the woods, or by sitting quietly in the library with a book, or rummaging around in the […]
Sometimes there are small amounts of words that you can chew on for a large amount of time. I find this quote to be just such a thing: “The opposite of faith isn’t doubt; it’s certainty.” John Fugelsang
Field of Love
Some friends of mine sent me an invitation to join them in prayer at noon from wherever each of us is, each day of both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, for 5 minutes — or longer and more often if you can. Actually these friends of mine don’t use the language of “prayer”. Rather […]
How (not) to Read Scripture
This post is by a friend of mine from seminary. I find it interesting and worthy of discussing and thought you might too. -Joe 10 Guidelines for How to Read the Bible The Bible is essential to the Christian faith. Some read it literally, some don’t, and there is a never ending discussion over the […]
A New Way of Nonviolent Love and Freedom
As we watch Tropical Storm Isaac move through Haiti and other areas south of us, we pray for those being hit by the storm. May they find courage and strength to face this difficulty and may we, in generosity, open our hearts and wallets to them in the time of recovery. Tomorrow at our worship […]
Crucify him! Crucify him!
I live a broken life. I am not perfect. I am not the ideal Christian. I always thought that the person giving the sermon on a Sunday morning was just the opposite, perfect in all their Christian ways. They always talked about us lay people being “sinful” or told a traumatic story about their past, […]
Galatians. Abraham. Cursed.
The Apostle Paul tells the Galatians that Abraham was an example of righteousness. This Sunday, we will be focusing on Abraham’s righteousness–and God’s blessing–as well as how Abraham was a blessing to others. Paul wrote to the Galatians, “6 Understand that in the same way that Abraham believed God and it was credited to him […]
This week we’re talking about the Supernatural. A few years ago I really got into divine healing. There was a huge revial (see the third video below) in Lakeland where “healing broke out” because of “The Spirit.” It was…um…an interesting time in my life. I’ve posted three videos below with some of things I used […]