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Tag Archives: christianity
Does God Go to Church?
“My God, My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?” – Psalm 22:1, Matthew 27:46 Whenever people gather (in person or online) in Jesus’ name, God is present among them. But in the Bible God reveals his power and glory in … Continue reading
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Are There Zombies in the Church?
Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3) Several years ago a parishioner recommended that I watch The Walking Dead. I found season 1 mildly entertaining, but could never … Continue reading
Posted in christianity, Uncategorized Tagged born again, christianity, ezekiel, Jesus, nicodemus, pharisees, religion, walking dead, zombies 1 Comment
Is This Guy Homeless?
To this present hour we are both hungry and thirsty, and are poorly clothed, and are roughly treated, and are homeless…1 Corinthians 4:11 Currently I am without transportation. I have 3 cars in working condition but I cannot drive them. … Continue reading
Posted in christianity Tagged christianity, church, community, epilepsy, homeless, homelessness, hunger, Jesus, justice, library, poverty, transportation 4 Comments
Do the Magi Belong in Manger Scenes?
When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. – Matthew 2:3 It seems every Christmas there is a myth buster who will tell us that 3 figures in our manger scenes do not belong there. … Continue reading
Posted in christianity, Christmas, Persian Empire Tagged christianity, Epiphany, Magi, manger, manger scene, shepherds, wise men 2 Comments
How Can We Always Be Happy?
…even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy. 1 Peter 1:8 Sometimes we struggle to grasp the biblical view of joy because of the way it is … Continue reading
Posted in christianity Tagged Apostle Paul, christianity, depression, grief, happiness, joy, Paul and Silas, prayer, rejoice, worship 1 Comment
Does God Ever Ignore Us?
How long, LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? (Psalm 13:1) Every Sunday in worship we pray for our homebound members, the sick and the hurting. During the week we ask God for … Continue reading
Posted in christianity, Uncategorized Tagged christianity, conflict resolution, doubt, Jesus Christ, marriage, prayer, religion 2 Comments
Moses, the Burning Bush, and Choosing a Major
“Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.” Exodus 4:10 The question of vocation seems to be a crisis at … Continue reading
Posted in christianity, Old Testament, Uncategorized Tagged burning bush, calling, christianity, college major, Moses, Old Testament, vocation 1 Comment
Zacchaeus and The Disadvantages of Being Short
He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. Luke 19:3 As I prepare for this Sunday’s sermon about Zacchaeus, my mind keeps wandering. What was it like being short … Continue reading
Posted in christianity, religion Tagged being short, christianity, religion, unconscious bias, Zacchaeus 1 Comment
Can Christians Be Certain?
Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 1 Corinthians 13:12 One of my favorite quotes comes from a book titled The Workshop Way of Learning, which was written in 1951. Dr. … Continue reading
Posted in christianity, Old Testament, Proverbs, religion, Uncategorized Tagged certitude, christianity, confusion, doubt, religion 2 Comments
Why Can’t We Perfect? (Like Jesus Said.)
Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matthew 5:48 Imagine how wonderful it would be if we all did this. I would never lose patience with my children. I would always listen deeply to my wife. I would … Continue reading
Posted in christianity, Uncategorized Tagged christianity, Matthew 5:48, perfection, religion, sin, temptation, The Twilight Zone 1 Comment