Skepticism. It’s about a questioning attitude or doubt. Today I want to share a story about a skeptic. The next day Jesus wanted to go into Galilee, and he found Philip. Jesus said to him, “Follow me.” Philip was from Bethsaida, the hometown of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law and the Prophets: Jesus, Joseph’s son, from Nazareth.” Nathanael responded, “Can anything from Nazareth be good?” Philip said, “Come and see.” Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and......
All my life, I have wanted to belong. And I have tried all sorts of tactics to gain a sense of belonging. In preschool, according to my mother I was the boss. I marched around as though I was the admiral of a fleet of 3 and 4 year olds ready to conquer the world. I belonged because I was in charge. In elementary school, a move from Garner to Southern Pines meant I had to start over. I was court marshaled and no longer the admiral, but trying to work my......
Pray with me. Silence. Holy One. May we listen to You. And by listening, may we love. Amen. At the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, one of the requirements for graduation is a Mission Immersion Experience. You are required to spend at least two weeks in a different culture. During that two weeks, you spend a lot of time becoming immersed into the culture and learning about the people on a deeper level. This trip is much different than typical mission trips. Instead of going with the intention of doing and serving and......