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A Bit of Hope and Comfort

Because I work in a psychiatric hospital I am frequently asked, “Why did God do this to me?” Similarly, many patients will say, “God hates me!” They ask this question or believe that God hates them because they have mental illness and they often experience rejection in churches and other faith communities. 581 more words


Bidding Prayer for Hope

Come, let us pray for the church in all its variations throughout the world.
People are invited to share their prayers silently or quietly
God of all times and places, reveal your presence in and among us. 879 more words

Emerging Church

Divergent Thinking

A mentor of mine once told me that part of my job is to leave the office sometimes and go to the movies, or go for a walk, or go to the lake so that I can get distance from what I am trying to do. 524 more words

A Transformed Faith

Postmodernism in a Nutshell

My dissertation is on the historical roots of the Emerging Church Movement (ECM) which has flowered among American Christians over the past two decades. As you may know, before this movement bore the term emerging/emergent/emergence, it was more commonly referred to as “postmodern Christianity,” which led to a whole host of arguments about what exactly “postmodernism” was. 704 more words


Prayer of Confession

God of all times and places, in Christ you set us free to pursue righteousness and holiness without the limits of the laws given to Moses. 460 more words


Moving To and Around Haverhill

The past 6 weeks have been a whirlwind of change. Packing up and getting ready to move, meeting new people, making new friends and learning about Haverhill.   639 more words

Friday Night Potpourri: So Much Internet, June New Moon edition

Pope Francis had some nice things to say in his address to the Vatican Observatory Summer School on Galaxies. Here’s an excerpt, but it’s worth reading the whole brief address: 248 more words