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Saying "NO" to God

Have you ever told God “no”?

It sounds so wrong doesn’t it?  God of all people.  How could we say no to him?  He is great and mighty.   571 more words


Some Thoughts Regarding the Parameters of Diversity and Inclusion in the United Church of Christ

Fifteen years ago, when I was a pastor in the Southern Conference, I overheard someone remark that the trouble with the United Church of Christ (UCC) is that it doesn’t know whether it wants to be a liberal church or a diverse church. 1,031 more words


*testimony shared at my Witness service as a candidate for Ordination*

The Methodist Church of Southern Africa has always been home to me – family. 1,011 more words


Can I love Jesus and dislike the Church?

Although this line of thought is prevalent today, it seems it is not new.  John Stott, writing almost seventy years ago, notes “‘Hostile to the church, friendly to Jesus Christ.’  These words describe large numbers of people, especially young people, today.” ( 431 more words

Christian Living

Does it Ever Get Cold on the Moral High Ground?

“Does it ever get cold on the moral high ground?”
This is one of the best things that came from Downton Abbey. Crazy amazing one liners from Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham, played by Maggie Smith. 1,417 more words

Social Medium

Christian Groups Send Spiritual, Physical Comfort to Ecuador

In a handheld video taken April 17, World Vision national director José Luis Ochoa gestures toward a tent standing on the tarmac at an airport in Portoviejo, Ecuador. 657 more words


Faith-Based Groups Rush to Help Quake-Stricken Ecuador

Emergency teams from U.S. faith-based humanitarian relief agencies are on the ground in northwest Ecuador after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that took the lives of at least 413 people. 414 more words