Category Archives: Faith and Theology

Jesus Didn’t Fall for It. Why Should We?

It is heartbreaking to hear on the news that there are pastors who will encourage their parishioners to risk death in order to attend Easter services. In Matthew 4:5-7 Jesus was tempted in the wilderness to risk death to prove … Continue reading

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Living Graciously in Our Fallen World

I write this on the weekend between the national conventions of the two major political parties in the USA. The Republican nominee for the next president of the USA was Donald Trump. In his closing speech, he laid out what … Continue reading

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The Church I Never Knew (But Wish I Did Know)

There really aren’t very many terrible churches.  I’ve travelled around the nation and visited probably hundreds of them. The closest I ever came to going to a church that I considered to be ideal was Forks-of-Cheat Baptist Church in the … Continue reading

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France, Fear and Faith

At the time I am writing this, we are still in the heat of our reaction to the tragic attacks in Paris of November 12. France is bombing the crap out of ISIL in Syria. Even Putin and Obama have … Continue reading

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The Not So Very Merry Christmas

In church yesterday, a young man shared that his uncle had murdered his beloved grandparents on Christmas day a few years ago.  Many have lost friends and loved ones to suicide at Christmas.  Our pastor shared that one of his … Continue reading

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