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Jeffrey Dahmer as the Prodigal Son

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Do you think JD deserved to be reborn as a Christian? Pastor Ratcliff got a lot of backlash for what he did and there are many people who believe that JD didn’t deserve forgiveness from the Lord. 609 more words

Groaning in Labour (163)

I wonder if you’ve ever had one of those conversations about God where you felt like you got hold of something especially honest and true. Maybe you were driving with a friend or paddling a canoe. 1,427 more words

Strange New World Within The Bible

A Laugh

Temma was laughing last night. I awoke to her laugh–a sharp intake of air accompanied by a little shriek–a giggle that doesn’t last long, but when it does happen is usually followed by another and maybe another. 407 more words

Finishing, Faith and Repentance

May 7, 2018

This week I had a lot of cool experiences.  Our mission president wants us district leaders to spend a lot of time with the members of the district in order to train them about specific things.  919 more words


Coming Up to Breathe

This sermon was preached on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Bellwood and St. Luke’s United Methodist Churches. This is a special day in the life of the catholic church, and in the lives of these particular churches: it’s Pentecost Sunday and Confirmation Sunday (see below for brief notes on each). 2,107 more words


Rewards; May 20, 2018

Matthew 20:15 “Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?”

I was very interested to hear from my mother that even my seminary professor grandfather, the author of several highly respected books, had trouble with this story. 657 more words


One Take Away from Royal Wedding

Baptism matters.

The bride, Meghan Markle, we learned, grew up in a Christian home but was never baptized. For shame. What kinds of churches don’t sweat the Great Commission, as in “baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost”? 440 more words

Christianity And The West