Seeing God in the Looking Glass

But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.  For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror.  You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like.  But if you look carefully … Continue reading Seeing God in the Looking Glass

A Display of Community

Community can mean different things to different people.  Do you live in a metaphorical  gated community, where those who don't think like you or look like you are locked out? Or is your faith vision broader - one that allows you to  “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2)? … Continue reading A Display of Community

A Happy Death

“That’s the whole spiritual life. It’s learning how to die. And as you learn how to die, you start losing all your illusions, and you start being capable now of true intimacy and love.” - Eugene Peterson Happy isn't an adjective that is typically used to describe death, instead, death is often thought about in … Continue reading A Happy Death

Finding our Way Back to Apostolic Christian Unity Amidst Diversity

“If you are a Christian you do not have to believe that all the other religions are simply wrong all through."  - C.S. Lewis The ecumenical path to unity between Catholic Christians and Protestant Christians winds around several doctrinal obstacles, however, because there are two undeniable cornerstones of the Christian Faith we share a common … Continue reading Finding our Way Back to Apostolic Christian Unity Amidst Diversity

Are You a Practical Atheist?

As I listened to the sermon today, I heard the term "practical atheist" used within the context of Exodus 14, where Moses and the Israelites find themselves seemingly trapped between Pharaoh's approaching war chariots and the sea.  Frightened, they called out to the Lord, but then said this to Moses: “Is it because there are no … Continue reading Are You a Practical Atheist?