Dying churches use their resources for their own comfort, rather than to serve others.
A new series on the book “Autopsy of a Deceased Church”
Will we seek God’s will or give evil the victory?
Friends are called to stand for racial justice, but is the world’s version of antiracism the right path?
Many of us want to talk about our faith. How can we get started?
In order to remain healthy and faithful, we must nurture all spiritual gifts, not just the ones that make us comfortable.
Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me.Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me?Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.” – John 8:42-47 I don’t know the origin of the notion that “we are all children of God.” It doesn’t seem to come from the Jewish …
It is easy to think that “being your authentic self” and living with integrity are the same thing, but are they?
Is talking about God supposed to be so hard?
Blessed be the Lord, for he has heard the sound of my pleadings. The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts; so I am helped, and my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him. The Lord is the strength of his people; he is the saving refuge of his anointed. O save your people, and bless your heritage; be their shepherd, and carry them forever. -Psalm 28:6-9 Have you ever had one of those days where everything seems to be going wrong? That happened to me recently. Everything – I mean everything – seemed to be going off the rails, but God carried me through so spectacularly that I want to share with as many people as possible. It started on a Monday. I had just come back from a gathering of the Friends of Jesus Fellowship and I was due to give a pretty substantial presentation on Wednesday. I had budgeted time to put together the last few slides, but trouble began to brew when I was asked …