Well, I know, it's a deep subject for such a shallow mind as mine. But the Holy Spirit finally led me to the concluding post about this scourge and plague infecting the Body of Christ known as Cultural Bias. I could go on and on listing views and even honest beliefs people hold as [...]
I was going to wait until I finished this series of posts before I addressed this issue. But the Holy Spirit won't leave me alone, so here goes: What does The Bible really say about women as teachers, pastors, or preachers? As with all these posts about the influences of cultural biases and how [...]
Does God insist on us being a "Christian" nation, and does this fulfill our mission? Before I am tarred and feathered for my reflections on this topic, know that I am a Dad and a Father-In-Law to active duty combat veterans. I support them and the fellow soldiers in all their duties for our nation [...]
(This post is for those I wounded last week. I am truly sorry.) 15 While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with Him and His disciples, for there were many who followed Him. 16 When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw Him eating [...]
I thought I would share a bit of my process today in hearing from God, and what I do when I get a picture, word, or something else. I have learnt that God loves our process and it is how we build an intimate relationship with Him, as we press in to hear His heart and catch the meaning for the things He shows us.
Isaiah 45:3 I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.
Prov 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.
During a time of worship recently, God gave me a picture of a weather vane that was spinning around really fast. This is not unusual for me to get a…
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One time, back in the day when dancing was considered taboo, a Methodist bishop was asked, “Can Methodists dance?” He thought for a moment and said, “Well, some can, and some can't.” Dancing is certainly biblical. King David danced in a parade as the Ark of God was brought to the city of Jerusalem. King [...]
(Here is the rest of the conversation going on in my head about cultural bias and the church…Due to the nature of this mind, viewer discretion is advised. The Spiritually immature, not to be confused with “new believers”, may not be able to comprehend these thoughts. Please read the first part before reading [...]
In this my personal journey (which I am sharing through this series of blogs) about the influences of what I am calling "cultural bias", I have already discovered many things that have caused me to question much of what I have been taught, and what I have taught over the decades. I am [...]
Ah, the Monday mornings of a Pastor.........
Mark 16:1-7 (The Message) 1-3 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so they could embalm him. Very early on Sunday morning, as the sun rose, they went to the tomb. They worried out loud to each other, “Who will roll back the stone from the tomb [...]
Romans 8:1-4 (NLT) 1 So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. 2 And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. 3 The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. [...]