Cultural Bias And “The Church”

    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 [...]

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Why, Oh Lord, Why?

Once again our nation is reeling from yet another act of senseless violence, though it made perfect sense to Nikolas Cruz.  And thus my question this morning: Why, oh Lord, why did this happen? There are those who will answer my question, but with the wrong answer.  "It's the gun laws, rather, the lack of [...]

Top 10 Symptoms Of The Tenured Pew Sitter

I owe this blog to a challenge from Dawn at Inspiration with an Attitude.  It's one of many blogs that I follow and if you're not following her, you might want to.  I say this because if I offend someone with this blog, blame Dawn.  She responded to an earlier blog, Seeds Live Truthfully with [...]

#4 Form Rather Than Substance

(This is the seventh in a 10 part series.  Item Number 3 will be released tomorrow.  If you are just starting to read this series, you will need to start with Top 10 Things That Are Killing The Church! first, then #10: Choosing Religion Over Relationship;  #9 Ignoring That We Are In A War; #8: Wrong priorities; 7: Cookie Cutter Attitude; [...]

#10: Choosing Religion Over Relationship

(This is the first of 10 blogs about The Top 10 Things That Are Killing The Church.  Number 9 will publish tomorrow) As I read about the Church, I am seeing two opposing experiences.  In places other than the United States the Church is growing and flourishing, but here in the good old U.S.A. it [...]

Top 10 Things That Are Killing The Church!

This morning I had another one of my moments of random thoughts.  It is a condition I am afflicted with regularly and I am learning to use it in ways that would be both inspiring and challenging.  This morning's random thought came out of a conversation I had in 2016 with someone at church.  Our [...]

And We Are Keeping This Because?

Holding On To Spiritual Clutter Something amazing happened yesterday that absolutely surprised me and filled me with indescribable joy.  Some of the Worship Team came to remove the Chrismons from the tree in the sanctuary and to take down and put up all the decorations from the Advent Season.  Down the hallway from the sanctuary [...]