BETWEEN FUNERALS & WEDDINGS

lifeSchedules are hectic and it is human nature to live in the day-to-day, but there are three questions that hang over us all.

One feature I appreciate about being a pastor is that it often forces me to look at life in its totality.  I remember a few Saturdays where I had left a funeral, doing my best to help loved ones find closure; to celebrate a wedding where life as a family was just beginning.  Such experiences have stretched my view of life and I am grateful. Continue reading “BETWEEN FUNERALS & WEDDINGS”

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IT’S A NEW YEAR… OR IS IT?

 

newyearIt’s a new year, time to hit the big “reset” button!

 

It’s a new year, time to hit the big “reset” button on life, right?  Out with the old, in with the new; so we have new resolutions and visions on how this year is going to be different.  We almost convince ourselves that time is in distinct chunks that can be separated from each other.  –As if moving from December 31 to January 1 is like resetting the video game. Continue reading “IT’S A NEW YEAR… OR IS IT?”

IS GOD REAL? HAVE YOU “TASTED” HIM?

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“The ultimate reason we doubt God is because we feel so far from Him.”

I sift through a good deal of material that is skeptical, cynical, or outright hostile to any idea of the Judeo-Christian God.  I am not doing this to pick a fight or judge people, but rather to find legitimate questions and obstacles in connecting with such an entity.

 

I’ve found that all negative sentiments fall into a broad scope of trends.  I’m sure my list isn’t exhaustive, but here are four reasons for non-belief, in an order of degree: Continue reading “IS GOD REAL? HAVE YOU “TASTED” HIM?”