"Did young Isaac learn faith as he carried the firewood that is his very own personal cross?"
"And a crowd was sitting around him, and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers are outside, seeking you.” And he answered them, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” And looking about at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of God,… Continue reading God’s Family
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIjPEytY54c At its heart, I believe the idea of interfaith is about two things, the common experiences of believers across faith groups and the value of otherness. It's this "Otherness" I want to share with you, in hopes that we will find a greater thankfulness for this grand diverse creation. Right now we are living… Continue reading Interfaith Thought: The Otherness of Neighbors and Alterity of Ourselves
Baptism is a normative redemptive act I believe a conversation about baptism begins with humility. As we wrestle with the function and importance of baptism we should regard ourselves as finite interpretive beings led by the communal work of the Spirit. I cannot know perfectly the mind of God but I can faithfully and humbly… Continue reading Baptism: A Normative Redemptive Act
When Giving Thanks Includes More Than what Makes You Happy I was asked by our local interfaith clergy group to say a few words on the topic of thankfulness. I was hesitant at first but decided to accept the invitation. Since then, I have been mulling over what to say. It occurred to me that… Continue reading Thankfulness
The Brother versus the Watchman One thing I believed I have learned, and try to implement, is that there is one Lord, and Christians live and die before him. Jesus is the judge of the living and the dead, and everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name. Peter preached just… Continue reading The Brother VS The Watchman
Writing strictly from my own experience church has never meant more to me than when unity in Christ has governed the hearts, minds and spirits of those engaged in worship. This is never more clearly demonstrated than when Christians come together despite their differences in belief, or more accurately, because of the common bond of… Continue reading Church