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Obedience in Belonging – Part III – Obedience of Faith

This is the third post in a series. View Part 1 and Part 2. “Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the Gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his … [Read more...]

Do you have to go to church?

Do you have to go to church to be a Christian? Yes and no. You don’t have to go to church to be saved, but to really become a disciple of Jesus, it necessitates being in community with other … [Read more...]

We Are God’s Workmanship – Program Idea

One thing I have been trying to stress to my youth is that they are all special, unique and loved by God and others. Every time I look at instagram or facebook I see youth begging their friends to … [Read more...]

Sunday

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Amiable indifference

We all know that person (or persons). Those you would call charming and amiable. They are popular because they give no offense. They cause no problems, speak softly, never step out of line. They work … [Read more...]

Lenten Journey March 14 “The Bread of Life”

Today’s passage is one of those where Jesus is again speaking to a group of doubters and begins using metaphors that are a little out there. Another obstacle he has is that he is a local. So … [Read more...]

Lenten Journey March 13-Deny Thyself

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been doing a daily devotional blog using the Book of Common Prayer’s daily Lenten readings as a guide.  This is great, because is forces me to read, process, … [Read more...]

Lenten Journey Day 7-Jesus and Nicodemus

Today’s gospel lesson is from John 2:23-3:15, the famous account of Jesus visiting Nicodemus.  This passage contains the conversation which includes the most quoted verse in the Bible, John … [Read more...]

Lenten Journey Day 7-Jesus and Nicodemus

Today’s gospel lesson is from John 2:23-3:15, the famous account of Jesus visiting Nicodemus.  This passage contains the conversation which includes the most quoted verse in the Bible, John … [Read more...]

Make Lent a Spiritual Time

You may think it goes without saying that Lent is and should be a spiritual time.  However, the longer I have practiced and observed it, the more I’m noticing many people observe Lent on a … [Read more...]

Slinging Scripture in a Post-Christian World

This morning I was doing some study for an upcoming series with my youth group on the book of Philippians.  Philippians is one of my favorite books of the Bible because it has so many great … [Read more...]

Transfiguration…

The experience of the fullness of time, during which God is so present, so real, so tangibly near that we can hardly believe that everyone does not see God as we do, is given to us to deepen our … [Read more...]

Christ

A thought to ponder during the last days of Advent.... … [Read more...]

Ashish Naidu on Christology

We are spending the week focusing on Christology, the study of Jesus Christ. Ashish Naidu Associate Professor of Theology at Biola University covers ‘Who is Jesus Christ?’ and the rabbit … [Read more...]

Out of Egypt

The USPS has unveiled their Christmas stamp for 2012:This is a change from the traditional stamp depicting the Madonna and Child that has been used for almost 60 years. A member of the Postal … [Read more...]

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