Truth. Sometimes it demands the reason and logic of a physics. And sometimes it demands the artistry and aesthetic of a poet. Sometimes truth comes from a mathematician and sometimes it comes from a musician. Sometimes truth is discovered by a method and sometimes its discovered by a mystic. None of these are at odds…even though we often set them at odds. What’s true is that there is something more going on with truth than we realize. There is something more going on than these false dichotomies can describe. That something more......
Remember the Centurion that asked Jesus to heal his slave? He built a synagogue for the Jewish people in his community, but considered himself unworthy to have Jesus in his home. Look closer at Jesus’ response. Jesus judges the Centurion, but not in the way you might think! The ONLY judgment Jesus placed on the centurion was that he is worthy and faithful. The centurion did not believe himself worthy to have Jesus come to his home. But, Jesus saw his faithfulness and did find him worthy. Even though the centurion didn’t......
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Matt 7:7) Brothers and sisters, I am afraid that when the world hears those words and comes knocking on the doors of the faith – of Christianity, of the church -to find out just what Jesus has to offer, the church closes the doors that God has promised shall be opened. And in so doing, we are fighting against the will of God. We are disobeying. We are standing in......
Some of us have been carrying mountains instead of climbing them. It’s time to put the mountain down, pick up your hiking stick, and start climbing with the full knowledge that God is your guardian all the way to the top. (From Sunday’s message by Pastor Jason titled Mountains We’ve Climbed: Carry or Climb?) Reflect and Practice: Try using the Cycle of Change/Action in your life this week as a practical tool to help you climb some mountain in your life. Miss this week’s sermon or want to hear it again: Mountains We’ve Climbed: Carry......