“Above all, teach your children what it means to live as…

Our pastor concluded his Sunday sermon on the first part of Ephesians 6 about children with this: “Above all, teach your children what it means to live as a justified sinner.” That sentence just reached out and grabbed me. If he had said, “Teach them that they are wretched sinners,” I would have said, “Yeah, […]

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Not of my Making….

Not of My Making: Bullying, Scapegoating and Misconduct in Churches is an account of Dr. Margaret W. Jones’ abusive church experiences. I was sent a copy of the book and invited to take part in Dr. Jones’ virtual book tour. I am glad I read it. In brief, Not of My Making is about the […]

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Jesus Creed blog…

Today I discovered Scot McKnight’s blog, Jesus Creed, and promptly posted the link. I may regret this as I read more of him, but I was impressed with the entries on the first page. To give you a few tasty tidbits: On Faith and Doubt – “I don’t think doubts are dissolved so much as […]

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Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong–

This quote from Mohatma Ghandi popped up in something I was reading this week: “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Prior to the discussion of what forgiveness is (is it letting the perpetator off the hook, or not?)there is the question, who is able to forgive? Ghandi says only […]

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