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God’s Wild, Unexpected and Joyous Call

When I was 22 years old, I’m pretty sure that when I envisioned what I’d be doing at age 41, I dreamt things like winning an Oscar or a Pulitzer Prize (or at least having been nominated). 467 more words

Church Leadership

Was this Pleasantville? Church of Christ vs United Church of Christ

Below this commentary/rant are two articles I wrote on two recent church visits: the Church of Christ and the United Church of Christ.

I felt that I’d just experienced the movie, “ 2,398 more words

Church

“Just as I am”

“Our iniquities you have set before you, and our secret sins in the light of your countenance.” —Psalm 90: 8.

Having the light of God’s countenance shine on us sounds like a good thing, but today’s passage has the unsettling implication that we have no secrets from God. 225 more words

Christian Faith

All things to All? I Think NOT!

Today’s StillSpeaking Devotional, written by Elissa Johnk, quotes this scripture:

“To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. […] To the weak I became weak, so that I might win the weak.

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Prayer

March midweek message

It was my turn to submit an article to the local newspaper for the Minister’s section. This is what they received. The Bible used was the New Revised Standard Version. 452 more words

Layperson Sermons

Baptist College Defends Invite to Lesbian Minister, Says Christians Making Bible into 'Idol'

NASHVILLE – An American Baptist College is defending its invitation to an openly lesbian United Church of Christ minister, asserting that Christians are making an “idol” of the Bible. 917 more words

End Time Prophecy

Right behaviors and seeking peace and justice

Here is the message from this morning. The scriptures used were John 2:13-22 and Exodus 20:1-17. The title in the bulletin was “Right Behaviors.” This Sunday is Amistad Sunday in our church, the United Church of Christ. 1,522 more words

Layperson Sermons