“If I were teaching Sunday school today…” November 21

Typically when I teach I follow a theme, or a structured study. Like this "10 Life-charged Words" sequence we're in now. I will deviate, however, when something is on my mind and seems to invite a deeper conversation. That's what is happening today. So let's save "Holiness" for another week and, instead, go down the …

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Spiritual Growth 101 (Paying attention…)

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God." - Psalm 46:10 Sometimes spiritual growth involves just stopping for a moment, taking a deep breath, and paying attention. Friday afternoon was a good time to do some of that, pausing by the side of our driveway having spent a long seven hours driving down …

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hope for the future of the church…

After our grandson's "graduation" from preschool, I stayed in Richmond overnight for a couple of reasons. First, of course, the opportunity to spend a few extra hours with my awesome daughter, Naomi, her wonderful husband, Craig, and their two - how did I put it yesterday? - exuberant vessels of promise and light (aka David and …

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Jesus is the truth – don’t be distracted by the mess we make of it!

Jesus: "One thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the better part." Luke 10:38-42 I have a lot of thoughts running through my mind today. It's possible that they are random; but more likely they are connected in some way. So I'll unhinge the lid on my head, lean over to the side a little, and kind …

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