(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 [...]
Ah, the Monday mornings of a Pastor.........
(This is the sixth of my current message series GIVE IT UP! (for Lent and Beyond) Here lately I’ve been accused of stepping on some toes. Well, have I got some good news for you! This message will not apply to you. It’s for those other folks—the person sitting next to you—on the other side—your [...]
I am...started to say "surprised" but really I'm not because I saw it coming from a mile away. I am...started to say "amazed" but that's not the word because there's nothing profound or significant in it. I am...started to say "speechless" but there's so much I could say. I am...started to say "fed-up" because I [...]
Since the ripe old age of 18, I have been serving local congregations. I started out as filling in as their "preacher" and finally reached the stage of "ordination to Word, Sacrament and Administration." I am now 61 and one thing I have noticed that is consistent in every place I have served, are [...]
Here’s another “Wild” blog that inspires and challenges me. How would you, how DO YOU, share the story of Jesus with others? With legalism and its rules? If you have chosen the rules and rituals to tell the story of Jesus, haven’t you ever wondered why we in the good old U.S.A. are living in this Post-Christian Culture and why mainline, established tribes (i.e. denominations) are in decline? Come on folks, get your act together! Let’s change our core, our heart, from centuries of traditions back to what it should be: The Love Of God Perfectly Expressed In Jesus! And remember, love God with all your heart, love others the way HE loves you, and make sure all the glory goes to HIM!
What if you only had ten minutes to show a group of people on a remote island everything they needed to know in order to grow into a vibrant Christian community, and you could only give them four Bible verses (they have no Bibles)? What would you share with them? To keep it simple, we’ll assume these islanders have heard about Jesus and a few popular Bible stories.
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There are some conversations that I simply find no pleasure in participating. In fact, I absolutely HATE being in those conversations. There are some red flag phrases for me that causes my mind to scream, "Run, Forrest, Run!" For example: "I saw on Facebook..." "Run, Forrest, Run!" "From where I sit..." "Run, Forrest, Run!" "Some [...]
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, one of the definitions for the word Environment is: the circumstances, objects, or conditions by which one is surrounded Today is a unique day in our current world: the Constitutional transition of power. We are in a minority of this world in that we have a system that allows the peaceful transition [...]