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
A congregation came to Jesus and said, “Good teacher, what must we do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said, do the commandments. “Love and respect your neighbor. Have courage to do new things. Enter the world to support those in need. Gather as God’s family and honor everyone as human. Render to no one evil … Continue reading
Jesus Said Blessed are the Geekmakers For they shall imagine the earth
My very savvy 7 year old asked me today what Hell was. Can I just say that a. I’m glad he asked me b. I’m glad he didn’t have a concept yet Because, I’m a Pastor and I’m always a little afraid of what is seeping into my child’s brain theologically I have no doubt … Continue reading
Why Daylight Savings Time, Why? Most people don’t like Daylight Savings Time, I will admit that as a pastor it is a little terrifying to know that if I get the time wrong I’ll miss doing my job (yipes) However, my kids have already adjusted their systems (at least 10 days ago) do the new … Continue reading
http://www.mbird.com/2009/06/theologian-of-glory-vs-theologian-of/ Ok, so according to this I am more a theologian of the glory than a theologian of the cross…sad day…wonder if these terms should be more of a balance (its the mainline thing, I like compromise) Thoughts? Its def. a good reframing, but I’m trying to figure out the truth of it (I tend … Continue reading
Presbyterians are awesome. I say this completely biased opinion, but I love, Love, LOVE our theology and integral to that is the community-connectional nature of our theology…We are one in Christ We shoulder our burden together trying to connect smaller churches with bigger ones, trying to partner up those congregations that differ, trying to reach … Continue reading
Hmmm….. The #notmyOGHS movement on twitter points to 2 deeper issues. The first of which is the utilization of stereotypes to market (even if meant ironically). The deep and complex issues of this campaign is summarized well here https://storify.com/breyeschow/concerns-raised-over-2015-oghs-campaign These are amazing issues, that are too complex to address in one blog post, please read … Continue reading
We like to limit God to say God only believes in one kind of love two kinds of genders and sexuality is easy to define– placing all those who don’t fit into these “normal” parameters into a category of… “sorry God just messed up when God was making you” “God only believes that these aspects … Continue reading
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