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The Christmas Trinity
December 28, 2015

Reblogged from: Matt Rawle   The nativity story is a play in three acts revealing to us God’s essence. In the first act Luke sets the story squarely in a real place and time. “In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be ...


Peace. With Us.
December 23, 2015

Reblogged from: Spiritstirrer  Hail the heav’n-born Prince of Peace! Hail the Son of Righteousness! Light and life to all He brings Ris’n with healing in His wings Mild He lays His glory by Born that man no more may die Born to raise the sons of earth Born to give ...


Reversal

Reversal
December 17, 2015

Reblogged from: Spirit Stirrer 51     God’s arm has accomplished mighty deeds.         The proud in mind and heart,         God has sent away in disarray. 52     The rulers from their high positions of power,         God has brought down low.         And those who...


A Clever Genocide

A Clever Genocide
November 16, 2015

Reblogged from: Matt Rawle   Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, ‘Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy ...


Adele’s Prophetic “Hello.”

Adele’s Prophetic “Hello.”
October 28, 2015

Reblogged from: Matt Rawle I’m always searching for what Jesus is trying to say to me. Sometimes I hear the Lord speaking during my prayers or daily scripture reading. Other times I can hear the Gospel when someone tells me about his or her new life in Christ, and how ...


When Job, Occupation, and Vocation Collide

When Job, Occupation, and Vocation Collide
September 02, 2015

Reblogged from: Matt Rawle There is a great difference between a job, an occupation, and a vocation. Your job is your list of responsibilities. If you work in a button factory, you might list “pressing buttons” as your first priority, but it’s certainly not your only ...


Sermons From Below Sea Level

Sermons From Below Sea Level
August 19, 2015

There is something about living in a city below sea level…one in which 80% has been submerged under water, nearly drowned, then wondrously resurrected, that keeps a person from taking anything–anything at all–for granted. There is something about writing sermons in a ...


The First Day of School, A Woman, A Well, and Redemption

The First Day of School, A Woman, A Well, and Redemption
August 12, 2015

Reblogged from: More Grist for the Mill Well, it’s the first week of school across Louisiana, as my Facebook feed has told me over the past few days, and as an expectant father I’ve been looking at these pictures with more interest than in years past (no offense to my ...


One Year at Grace Community
June 24, 2015

Reblogged from: spiritstirrer   It’s really hard to believe that a year has gone by! Arriving at a new appointment is always difficult. Pastoral work is relational and relationships take time. Guiding a congregation like Grace Community requires the pastor to guide a ...


I'm Angry--but Not for Long (I Pray)
June 18, 2015

Reblogged from: More Grist for the Mill While I wish I were writing on a more positive note today, I must admit I’m angry. I’m angry because of what happened at one of our sister churches in the Wesleyan movement, Emaneul AME Church in Charleston, SC. First, I’m angry ...


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