Category: General

Being Holy

I was scrolling Facebook on my phone the other day (which explains why I missed the context of the comment that caught my eye), and I ran across a statement that made me cringe. When I went back to read it in context, I have to say that the person who made the comment, in […]

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Being Free

We live in a country where we talk a lot about freedom, often equating the concept with our rights. Having been fairly engaged in political discourse for more than a decade now and growing up in the Navy where I understood that most of the adults I knew were serving the nation to protect our […]

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The Gospel of the Unchurched

It’s the beginning of the New Year. Among most churches that means some reflection about intentions for the year ahead. Among Methodists, and I imagine other denominations that view themselves as having an evangelical nature, that means certain terms start flying around more than normal, reminding me once again how irritating buzz words are. Yesterday, […]

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God Talk – Wiggles n Things

This series is always a little strange. God calls me here to talk about the struggles often. Sometimes it is other things, but most often this set of pieces involves some kind of struggle I am facing. Tonight it is strange in more ways than one in that He usually doesn’t call me to write […]

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Revelations – The Glory in the Process

I have finally hit a place of quiet tonight. I began a new endeavor these last two week doing video captions. It is odd to think such a thing would be an act of obedience that brings with it it’s own kind of blessing. But, one of the things I discovered, among the program tutorials […]

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God Talk – Crooked Paths

I sit here tonight, up too late after a day spent with Corey and Jordan watching TV and playing games, with my heart heavier than I would like it to be. It has been a day of joy, remembering our blessings. Yet, Sunday is coming, and as it has the last few weeks, that reality […]

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Revelations – Are You Ready?

One of the deepest struggles I have witnessed in my fellow Christians, and within myself over the years, is an unwillingness to accept the answers to our prayers. Prayer is a strange and funny thing. It is the means by which we speak to God, the means by which He speaks to us, and when […]

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Revelations – You Will Know Them

One of the most difficult things I have run into in recent days was a comment in a conversation that we cannot know what a person’s walk is like outside the walls of the church on Sunday morning. That for all we know they might spend a lot of time outside Sunday morning being disciples […]

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Revelations – Love and Transformation

There is a popular meme going around on Facebook. It’s meant to challenge church teaching that requires us to change our behavior.┬áIt reads that “Religion says God will love us if we change. The Gospel says God’s love will change us.” I have to say at the outset, I hate memes. I’ve probably mentioned that […]

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God Talk – A Child Shall Lead Them…

When I set about organizing myself to begin writing here instead of Facebook this weekend, I anticipated writing in the Revelations and God in the Public Square categories here. Those have been the areas of growing pressure to write, and silly as I sometimes am, I figured I would dive right into those without a […]

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