Thoughts and Prayers

There are many people who have great intentions with the phrase “Thoughts and Prayers," yet in the same breath, it may have become the new “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” that James writes about in his letter. Is prayer a good act? Is it good to bring before God our brokenness and distress... Continue Reading →

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They Will Know We Are Christians

“They Will Know We Are Christians By Our Love” is a hymn that was written by Peter Scholtes while he was a priest in the Catholic church, in 1968. This hymn has been on my mind with the recent events in Charlottesville and the general divisions that are happening in not only this country but... Continue Reading →

What Comes Out of Your Heart

He went on, "What comes out of a man is what makes him unclean. For from within, out of men's hearts, comes evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and make a man 'unclean'. - Mark 7:20 Being 'clean' or... Continue Reading →

Are We Missing the Point?

Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow.   Isaiah 1:12-17   The followers of Yahweh and of Jesus, the incarnation of the divine, need to cling to the words of Isaiah.  Over time, the followers of Jesus... Continue Reading →

Distrupting Saul

Our lives get disrupted every now and then. Some disruptions are self-inflicted, others are inflicted on us by others and yet again some of them are an encounter with God, the divine. Some disruptions are welcomed, some disruptions are out of our control and yet again some disruptions are a direct encounter with the God.... Continue Reading →

The Beginning of Disruption

Saul, later to be the Apostle Paul, was a violent enemy of the early followers of Jesus. We are first introduced to the Saul who, at the end of Acts chapter 7, holds the coats of those who are stoning Stephen for blasphemy against God and Moses. Saul was circumcised on the eighth day, of... Continue Reading →

Banquet

Jesus is known for speaking in parables.  In Luke 14 he is at a Pharisees home for dinner, he pushes the boundaries of the established religious laws and heals a sick man, and the addresses people motives for inviting people for dinner.  “….invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind and you will be... Continue Reading →

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