Faith is opening oneself up to interpretation. Laying your whole being and existence of the line in order to interpret the who of oneself the why of existence the where to now of being These interpretations are done, usually, using a text, speaking from the Presbyterian perspective that text is the Bible, followed by the … Continue reading
“Trust the Process” Credo is a great program started by Episcopalians and picked up by the Presbyterians to help with clergy health and welfare (emotional, spiritual, physical, mental, financial). Its a process to work, worship and create so that a rule of life can be developed. This year the Presbyterians are running the first ever … Continue reading
During a clergy luncheon a pastor related a story where her confirmation mentor was part of a women’s fellowship, so she spent much of her adolescent spiritual life with a group of post-menopausal women……the clergy women laughed and then reflected on how this was probably the perfect experience a young pastor needs to lead a … Continue reading
Let it be known that I am pairing this week’s scripture (of which I am using 1 Kings 19: 9-15, John 12:27-28) with 1 Corinthians 13:1-3…. Saints, Prophets and Love, oh my! 1 corinthians 13 If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy … 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
A nice shout out to the blogs of workings moms, especially those in ministry! 320 × 320 – myraloves.com http://christianitypaused.blogspot.com/2013/03/mims-word.html
Ok, so what if this open source movement which started with the music companies and the digital downloading (actually it started with the record button on VCRs but I’m too young to remember that). Was a cultural shift today? If you look at communities sharing businesses, etc. this generation is into open source Examples include … 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
A teacher and a nurse are left with a faltering church. The teacher is practical and into appearances and the nurse is into rule following and order. Both women help to run the church for 40+ years. In all probability should either of them not have been there the church probably no longer exists. Neither … Continue reading
“Once a pastor has turned you off from talking to them, they have failed. After all, that is their whole job to be available to talk to them. So if you go off alienating people or judging them, you’ve not only done someone else’s job, but you’ve already failed at being that person’s pastor” Realitieis … 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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