Today in America, I can safely say we are there, in the Pit. In the Pit because Young People, People my age who look like me, were protesting the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue with swastikas and Heils and Nazi chanting. Because there is nothing we can call these people, but Nazis. It hurts … Continue reading
I look over as I raise my glass, the bread has been swallowed individually, because we are all individuals in Christ, and there is Westley, 7 years old and dead serious. “This is the blood of the New Covenant, Friends, drink ye all of it” I pronounce. Westley holds his cup as steady as he … Continue reading
Source: An Open Letter to My Parents’ Pastor
This is a tough passage. This is the passage where, I don’t know how I feel about God, when the story begins “Take your son, your only son and sacrifice him.” I want to say that we should never have to sacrifice our children, but then I think about the fact that its 4th of … Continue reading
Here we have the a Biblical story of true love. http://bible.oremus.org/?passage=Genesis+24 Its kind of a funny story, because it has a lot of loopholes. Sarah has died, and the hope is that Isaac will find a wife among his own people instead of the Canaanites, which makes sense at that time. Arranged marriages worked, … Continue reading
Ok folks, this is the question burning in my soul. If you believe in God and God’s call, and also see the church as diminishing, then, to me, this is the ultimate question. If we can figure out why God is calling pastors, we can figure out what God is calling pastors to…(hint: Its probably … Continue reading
Maybe church doesn’t have to be the most important thing for people. Maybe making the most of the sliver of commitment some people are able to give church participation is as defensible an approach to ministry as continually looking for ways to deepen peoples’ their commitment, measured mostly in the number of church activities they … Continue reading
For me mother’s day is getting up around 6am to help my children get ready for church. I get their clothing (laundry being the only thing my husband doesn’t like to do AT ALL). I actually had laid out our clothing the night before, but my leggings for under my tunic on a rainy day … Continue reading
O Creating God who loved us into being, we your sons and daughters praise you. When we fall, you lift us up, when we fail you restore us, when we are wounded you nurse us, when we grieve you weep with us, when we celebrate you laugh with us. But sometimes we don’t reach out … Continue reading
This year my eldest is 8 so when we explained the presidential election, we had a lot of discussion about voting for the person who would be best for everyone, not just me. We explain that greed/selfishness is about valuing oneself over the community, talk about a heave conversation. Here in Acts 5:1-11 you have stories … Continue reading
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