Whispering God's Words to our Children

Little children take in everything. If we want our children and grandchildren to give their allegiance to God’s ways, we are going to have to “whisper” God’s words into their hearts daily. If we don’t whisper these words, they will listen to other words.

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Becoming Beloved Community in a Hate-filled Time

For Martin Luther King the beloved community was a society with economic and social justice for all. It was a society in which the color of your skin, your ethnic background, or your religious affiliation were not your fundamental identity. Every person was a beloved child of God, made in the image of God, deserving of love and respect. The beloved community was God’s vision for society.

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The Prophetic Role of the Church in an Election Season

In an election season, or any other for that matter, the prophetic role of the church is not primarily to advocate for particular policies (although it is that too), it is primarily to announce the larger issues at hand. Are we advocating for policies that enhance a just society? Are we supporting leaders who will work for the common good, giving special attention to those most at risk? And do we realize the dire consequences that come when we enact unjust policies?

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Discovering Real Life

I have a hunch that most of us have “one thing”—one main thing—that prevents us from receiving a deeper experience of life. We all have some “possession” that we need to give away.

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Sustaining a Faithful Life

Living a faithful life doesn’t mean that we don’t lose our health, our jobs and our friends. Accepting that is tough enough, but what really galls us is this: While we often suffer misfortune in spite of our faithfulness, we are aware that many people prosper who are selfish and narcissistic….What sustains us in a world like this?

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Cutting Out God's Words

King Jehoiachin clearly didn’t want to hear what the Lord had to say and in dramatic fashion denounced these words. I wonder how often we still do that today in the church. No, we don’t burn various pages of the Bible; we just don’t read them.

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Good News--Jesus Changes His Mind

God refuses to be contained in our pre-determined categories.  And thank God for that! If God were more consistent, Israel would have been destroyed for its transgressions. If Jesus were more consistent, the Gentile woman’s daughter would have remained possessed.

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