These notes are from my Albany area’s Christian Response to Sexual Abuse–all typos are my own… and make sense of what Justice is in a more mature way than demanding forgiveness in (any kind) of power abuse situation. I’ve had a colleague use this material for financial abuse as well. Also, as one colleague noted, … Continue reading
Matthew 18:21-35 Genesis 50: 15-21 It would happen that the week I’m preaching on forgiveness (thank you God & lectionary), a bully from Jr. High would ask to friend me. (He used to tell me to shut up whenever I spoke…for like a whole entire year) Any other week I’d say yes or no and … Continue reading
John 13:1-17 Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. The devil had already put it into the heart of Judas son of Simon … Continue reading
A lot of young people don’t go to church (I know your shocked, your really, really shocked). Here is my vast knowledge about church 1. Its a good community…its a good way to have intergenerational interaction, its a good way to ask hard questions (at the good churches anyway) 2. Church Shopping is tough: churches … Continue reading
Every time we talk about belief in the Bible, the word is actually faith. WAHOO! LET THE REVOLUTION BEGIN: religion is about belief, whereas it should be (and spirituality really is about) faith. For a handy chart with some scripture click here Here is the deal Beliefs are the limit of human capabilities, they allow … Continue reading
John 21:1-19 is about Jesus’s Abudent Grace–You might think that its about Peter’s need to be forgiven 3 times, but I see it as ever so much bigger. Jesus is abundent, so much so, he equals and exceeds our need for forgiveness…this is where love gets scary folks, because God know every single sin, and … Continue reading
The next time you think that God doesn’t work through a president, an annoying person or a bad situation, remember all that God has worked through. Noah drank Rahab was not virtous Saul persecuted Christ was born in a manger If you can’t see God in the picture, it is because you are too caught … Continue reading
Debt is a big problem for us. Even if you don’t personally have debt (hooray) the United States as a country walks around with billions of dollars in debt every day. What does this mean to be in debt? I’ve decided it means that you are empty–you have are literally worth less than nothing when … Continue reading
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