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Discipleship

As you travel through life, God extends an invitation to you to take a journey. A journey to meet the Risen Christ. When you take that journey, you have a plan to resist the darkness and shallowness of our current culture. […] Read More

Acrimony plagues our society. Yet civility will re-emerge when we do all that is within our might not just to post opinions online but to get out alongside someone else and do all we can to make life better for everyone. […] Read More

Faith traditions have rituals in abundance. They have the capacity to convey meaning that might otherwise have been left unexpressed. And no more expressive ritual exists than a military burial in Arlington National Cemetery. […] Read More

A richer Christian ethic offers the opportunity for growth and transformation, routinely questioning the status quo of understanding and providing a chance to gain a deeper comprehension of God. Now that’s something to sing about! […] Read More

We assume Christians will always make choices appropriate to a life lived following Christ. However, without education in Christian ethics, many congregants form decisions based on their political ideologies, not biblical theology. […] Read More

Many of us feel we’re unworthy of love. Our painful knowledge of our fears, failures, sins and regrets are amplified by voices telling us we aren’t worthy. No matter what others think or say, true love is a gift from God. […] Read More

While it’s important to remember the past and appreciate what it can teach us, none of us can hold onto the past. As the events of our lives shift around us, we must embrace the transitions and allow God to transform us. […] Read More

Folks have different reasons for wanting to join a church: give them the love they deserve, be a place of support, find new friends, offer programs for their children. But one woman’s reason for joining nearly burned my gravy. […] Read More

Be Kind

Former President George W. Bush and Ellen DeGeneres showed us that political disagreement doesn’t mean disregarding each other’s humanity. If we follow their example, this world can be a kinder and more peaceful place to live. […] Read More

To be humble is to have one’s feet firmly planted on the ground, to carry the smell of the earth. Humble folks know they’re not the center of the earth but also know they aren’t second-rate pieces of dirt either. […] Read More