Blog: Random Thoughts on Sunday's Sermon

Below are some random thoughts on this coming Sunday's message.  We hope they create a little time in your day to reflect on the journey of faith and life.  If they spur any thoughts, quotes, or experiences, please share them.  God moves among us as we share with each other.

January 26, 2011 | 12:20 pm

In last week’s sermon I mentioned the shift that has taken place in how we approach religious understanding. Previously, reason could...
January 25, 2011 | 10:02 am

Sometimes I come across a quote that provokes thought for weeks. It’s not that I always agree with it, but it causes me to reconsider how I think about things. Here is one...
January 24, 2011 | 11:36 am

Christianity is a faith that is centered on God through the person of Jesus. As a religion, it is a remarkable story of how a Middle Eastern carpenter sparked a religious revolution that would...

January 21, 2011 | 10:09 am

In Islam, the gravest sin is to associate things with God. Only God can be God, so no image, idol, or representation can be associated with God. (Hence, their chief criticism of Christianity is...

January 20, 2011 | 12:50 pm

People often speak about “finding God.” This is a way of conveying how one has found new meaning and purpose through his or her...
January 19, 2011 | 01:45 pm

In the Hebrew Scriptures there is the idea that everything needs a name. When God created the world, one of the first tasks was to name...
January 18, 2011 | 03:32 pm

This Sunday we’re beginning a series on “The Things I Don’t Believe….” This may seem a strange place to begin when...
January 14, 2011 | 10:11 am


There is an underlying challenge in this week’s focus. It is this: sometimes we don’t feel like loving or doing positive things for...
January 13, 2011 | 12:11 pm

Fortunately, Jesus’ call to love our enemies comes with a bit of instruction. The full text says “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you” (Luke 6:27). Doing good to...

January 12, 2011 | 12:28 pm

One of the difficult passages in the Bible says that we are to “love our enemies” (Luke 6:27).  I’ll go on record as saying that I have a problem with this if it means that I need to feel love...

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