1. Recommend Reading Material. We all know that Christian literature can run the gambit from great to sappy. The question is, what are Christians reading that they find relevant? (I personally think Fantasy should be included ALL the TIME) Discuss. 2. Start rating Apps, recommending websites, etc. 7% of Christianity is under the age of … Continue reading
Mighty God, give us loving hearts, so that they might become a garden. Root us in loving thoughts, so that we might blossom with the good work that is the fruit of your love. We pray this in Holy Jesus’ name. Amen. A grace not works prayer
My new definitions of spirituality and church….”I think that belief is an individual thing and faith is a group thing…personally I like to have access to both” Why do people god to church part 2 (you gotta love my defining moments ha!)
Spoiler alert: if you haven’t read “The Wonderful Land of Oz,” I’m about to ruin it for you…. I think “The Wonderful Land of Oz” is the first cross gendered story I ever read..True I had read other tales of girls dressing as boys to escape whatever…but Ozma is the only “truly” transgendered character I … Continue reading
Martin Luther King, Jr. famously said that “Peace is not the absence of war but the presence of justice.” Our world changes when justice prevails. When we love one another — no matter who they are — justice and peace become part of our reality. When we work for justice and equality we are fully … Continue reading
Christianity is not, “Smile Jesus loves you”–anyone who says that is probably selling you on Christ (so to speak) Last Sunday’s Scripture included one of my favorites from Revelation Revelation 7:9-17 9After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and … Continue reading
I love being busy, when the scale comes out between underachiever or overproducer–I am definitely on the overproductive side of life. This gives my ministry a sort of…let’s call it…hurried air. When I go on visits, or run meetings, or preach a sermon: my guess is I come off as rushed. Why do I do … Continue reading
“This is a general service Announcements reminding everybody that the best treatment for dementors is CHOCOLATE…in light of the sad events in Boston, in my professional and pastoral opinion I recommend CHOCOLATE for everybody” (Should you be someone who is unable to do chocolate, Cookies may be substituted). Chocolate may not fix our sadness, but … Continue reading
Sermons are art, sometimes they rock, and sometimes they don’t. Its less of a quotient of how many hours you put in, and tends to be where you are emotionally, are you feeling creative, is your imagination engaged, can you connect to your audience, is it relevant and yet provoking. I’ve always said, I wish … 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
Won't You Be Our Neighbor
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Loving Life and Inspiring Others
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ROBERT LAMBERT JONES III
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