The world’s longest civil war – Current Events November 2021, Part 3

Can you imagine living in a country that has been enduring a civil war? Most people in the world cannot understand what that must be like. In my own country, the American Civil War in the 1860s was horrific. Reading the history and visiting places like the battlefields of Gettysburg, PA, I am astounded andContinue reading “The world’s longest civil war – Current Events November 2021, Part 3”

What happened when we decided to rent out our church – Current Events Week November 2021, Part 2

Earlier this year, Faith Church made some new neighbors. Just before the Covid pandemic began in March 2020, I received a phone call from a pastoral colleague at one of Faith Church’s sister churches. He was reaching out because another pastor (not from a sister church) had been visiting his church, looking to rent space.Continue reading “What happened when we decided to rent out our church – Current Events Week November 2021, Part 2”

When the world moves into your neighborhood – Current Events Week November 2021, Part 1

Who are your neighbors?  Think about people who live around you.  Imagine their faces, say their names.  How well do you know them?  Who is your neighbor?  There are many other kinds of neighbors. Some people are unexpected neighbors.  Some people are neighbors that you didn’t realize are neighbors.  Some are neighbors, and you knowContinue reading “When the world moves into your neighborhood – Current Events Week November 2021, Part 1”

Jesus’ example of wokeness – Acts 8:4-40, Part 2

The church should be woke because Jesus was woke. As I mentioned in the previous post, in the section of Acts we’re studying this week, Acts 8:4-40, we meet a man who had some fascinating encounters as he preached Jesus along the way, and his name was Philip. Today we’re going to learn how Jesus’Continue reading “Jesus’ example of wokeness – Acts 8:4-40, Part 2”

False Ideas Christians Believe About…Money

Today, as we continue our series on False Ideas that Christians believe, we are fact-checking statements about money and generosity. You can’t out-give God. Give and you will receive. It’s my money; I worked hard for it. Money is the root of all evil. Let’s start with… On the surface, this one is true.  GodContinue reading “False Ideas Christians Believe About…Money”

How to move from Christian “Fail” to Christian “Faith”

The words on the by-line were “Christian FAIL”. I use two phone apps to read the news: Google Newstand and Flipboard, which are free newspaper, magazine and website article readers.  Earlier this week a Flipboard article with that by-line caught my eye. “Christian FAIL.” I knew what it was going to be about. Something aboutContinue reading “How to move from Christian “Fail” to Christian “Faith””