Every May my denomination, the Evangelical Congregational Church, has a conference for all pastors and for one representative from each church. At the conference we attend worship gatherings, business meetings, and hear reports about what God is doing throughout the life and ministry of the denomination. From what I have heard from other denominations, ourContinue reading “Should a church bar its members from taking communion? – John 7:53-8:11, Preview”
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How to transform an over-opinionated, judgmental spirit? THE 10th MAN! – Luke 6:37-42
Last week I introduced Jesus’ next crazy Upside-Down Kingdom teaching. Simply put, he gave us two negatives that should be transformed into to two positives. “Do not judge and do not condemn” should change to “forgive and give.” Instead of being negative-minded about people, we need to be generous toward them, forgiving them. So inContinue reading “How to transform an over-opinionated, judgmental spirit? THE 10th MAN! – Luke 6:37-42”
Are you opinionated?
Opinions. We have lots of them, don’t we? Some of us seem to have more opinions than others! Have you ever thought of that? Why do some people have more opinions than others? And why do some people have strong opinions while others have weak opinions? Some people seem to have strong opinions about almostContinue reading “Are you opinionated?”
What do you do when a leader messes up?
People talk about leaders a lot. We love to evaluate them and discuss how good, or how bad they are. They are more public, and so when they mess up, the mess up is usually known to a lot of people. Today’s new is filled with President Obama’s slip-up on an Aretha Franklin song. Tomorrow’sContinue reading “What do you do when a leader messes up?”