Category: The Church

Rebekah’s dog and theology

Your eyes are windows into your body. If you open your eyes wide in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light. If you live squinty-eyed in greed and distrust, your body is a dank cellar. If you pull the blinds on your windows, what a dark life you will have! – Matthew 6:22-23…

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A HANDY FIELD-GUIDE TO SPOT A JESUS-FOLLOWER (don’t buy what the other guys are selling!)

God’s Spirit makes us loving, happy, peaceful, patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle, and self-controlled. There is no law against behaving in any of these ways. And because we belong to Christ Jesus, we have killed our selfish feelings and desires. God’s Spirit has given us life, and so we should follow the Spirit. But don’t be conceited…

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irrepressible life is an invitation

Yesterday morning I drove to First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland, where I’d been invited to speak to the large (combined) adult education class that has been studying REACHING TOWARD EASTER</em> for the past eight weeks. With Easter Sunday already in the rear-view mirror, this event officially put the wraps on what has been one of the…

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Revel in the Resurrection (0ut of darkness and into marvelous light) the SO-WHAT of Easter

Yesterday was an amazing Sunday, full with passion, excitement, enthusiasm, faith and promise. It was a day exactly like any other Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church of Brandon. When I say “exactly like any other Sunday,” I mean that Resurrection power is not a special occasion phenomenon around here, because the vibrant life of the risen…

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