Category Archives: Church

Donkeys, Elephants, The Lamb and His Sermon on the Mount

The sermon on the mount still fascinates me. Generations of dialogue between theologians concerning how to interpret sermon equally fascinates me. There are three things I would like to share. At the end I will attempt to make a connection with what I believe … Continue reading

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Christ, Christianity, Donald Trump and Me

This morning in my devotional reading I was reminded of the truth-telling ministry of John the Baptist. He didn’t hesitate to enter into ethical debates, whether it was calling his hearers to humble generosity or religious leaders to repentance. What … Continue reading

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Advent Peace: Will We Choose the Path of Peace

Luke begins his gospel with a priest named Zechariah, and his wife, named Elizabeth. They are a devoutly religious couple going about their everyday life. Childless in a culture that mocks such a thing, they are well past childbearing age. Today … Continue reading

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The Church as a Subversive Kingdom Presence in the World (Insights from Chapter 7 of “Subterranean” by Dan White Jr.)

I am what some call an activist who serves as a pastor of a diverse faith community filled with people living from both the “center” and margins of our city. As a so-called activist I have many friends who advocate for justice … Continue reading

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Jesus is my King, Not my Concierge

The apostle Paul once said that God is like Jesus–the fullness of God is seen and known in the person of Jesus. Christians believe that Jesus’ life models “the faith” we proclaim because he is Lord. So if I want to know what … Continue reading

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Our Partnering Churches: Welcome Grace Covenant Presbyterian!

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​3E Restoration is offering a new round of training labs, equipping those interested in helping our neighbors in need.   3E’s strategy has a proven track record moving folks from homelessness to self…

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Embracing Peter

Peter has held out his hand to God’s people a few times before just to have them push it away. At least that is what it felt like when the last two churches asked Peter and his friends to leave … Continue reading

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