what we MUST do in response to evil and darkness…

Darkness works by sucking more darkness, bitterness, hate, vitriol, evil, animus, revenge, hostility,  venom, rancor etc. into the black hole of malignancy. But we do not, we cannot, we will not defeat evil by responding to it in kind. The only effective intervention to end darkness is light. The only way to overcome fear is through love. The only way to effect positive change is via positive means. Continue reading what we MUST do in response to evil and darkness…

35 years in, and still charged with enthusiasm!

This weekend marks 35 years since Rebekah knelt at the front of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Pensacola, where a great cloud of witnesses laid hands on her, and prayed that God would do some amazing things through her calling. When she rose to her feet she was an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament. Enter his gates with thanksgiving     and his courts with praise;     give thanks … Continue reading 35 years in, and still charged with enthusiasm!

κοινωνία – the invitational heart of the gospel – “Come”

God’s arms open wide; the Creator’s generous heart receptive to everyone who walks through the doors; the faith community speaking God’s “Yes” with a distinct clarity into a world where affirmation is sometimes scarce; the invitation of Jesus in all its simplicity and power: come, everyone who is carrying any kind of a burden.

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