“Not What I Want, But What You Want” Jesus’ prayer in the garden before his arrest is the one true prayer, but what does it mean? We too easily say that a tragedy or a child’s death is “the will of God”, that God had a secret purpose, that God did something bad in order […]
Jesus, looking at his death unafraid, provided for his mother and friends. He left to us his values and an unfinished task. What is our attitude as we deal with our mortality? What is your legacy? SCRIPTURE: John 14:27
American Christians are challenged to separate their religious faith from their patriotic ferver. To combine religion and state is to use God for our purposes, without seeing that God is far greater than any nation’s purposes.
The Bible is a great tool but we dull its edge by literalism, prooftexting, ignorance, and grasping for a rule book. We should worship the God behind the Bible. SCRIPTURE: John 21:24; Acts 1: 1-2
Lenten Series: Wrestling with God The unknown God, for whom no graven image can be made, is far beyond our best efforts to understand, describe or control. “Tell me your name” we ask,“let us understand you”. But God is mystery, forcing us to struggle with who we are in relation to God. In the end, […]