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I lost my religion in South Sudan

I lost my religion in South Sudan

I lost my religion in South Sudan Jesus and His friends gathered around bread and wine, and He said that every time they gathered they were to take the sacraments and remember Him. “THIS, do.”   No joke – that’s it. The church is a living, breathing organism....
Loving People Who Are Different

Loving People Who Are Different

Loving people who are different Loving God is easy. Loving people, well, that can be difficult. As a minister, parishioners with problems often approach me with this question, “What do I do when…?” Usually the problem involves a relationship that has gone sour or...
Constitutional Ideas Require Religious Beliefs

Constitutional Ideas Require Religious Beliefs

Constitutional Ideas Require Religious Beliefs As the United States just celebrated Independence Day, I think it is worth a second look at the declaration which marked the beginning of this nation nearly 240 years ago. I find it fascinating how many people want to...
Storms in Life and Seminary Education

Storms in Life and Seminary Education

STORMS IN LIFE AND SEMINARY EDUCATION One thing that I can assure all seminary students as they start or continue their journey is that they will have problems. They may be family, financial, academic, or physical, but all of them will have problems. If so, where...
Lessons from Brad Paisley: Law, Gospel, and the Hope of Heaven

Lessons from Brad Paisley: Law, Gospel, and the Hope of Heaven

Lessons from Brad Paisley: Law, Gospel, and the Hope of Heaven Often times country music gets a bad rap.  My dog ran off, my girl left me, yada yada yada . . . I’ll spare you the stereotypes.  And truth be told, there is a lot of cheesy-bad country music.  But there...