Tag Archives: Church

A Word About Social Justice

Lev. 25:8-17 “‘Count off seven sabbath years—seven times seven years—so that the seven sabbath years amount to a period of forty-nine years. Then have the trumpet sounded everywhere on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of … Continue reading

Posted in A Seed Sown, By The Book, Discipleship | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The GaGa Effect

“They sailed to the region of the Gerasenes, which is across the lake from Galilee. When Jesus stepped ashore, he was met by a demon-possessed man from the town. For a long time this man had not worn clothes or … Continue reading

Posted in A Seed Sown, Discipleship, OpEd | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Making America Great Again

I’m not sure that we, as a nation and as a people understand just how angry God is with us in the moment. In the early 18th century of Colonial America, Johnathan Edwards, a Puritan preacher and theologian, wrote a … Continue reading

Posted in Discipleship, OpEd | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stardust

A few months after the Woodstock Music Festival, in 1969, the group, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, introduced their latest song, written by Joni Mitchell, “Woodstock,” in which we hear the refrain, “We Are Stardust.” The interesting thing about their … Continue reading

Posted in A Seed Sown, Discipleship, OpEd | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Keeping The Main Thing, The Main Thing

29% of the world’s population have not heard, nor do they have opportunity to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ in their own language. Christ’s return hinges on the church’s completion of its mission to… “Go, and make disciples of … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, Discipleship, OpEd | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Familiarity Breeds Contempt

I recently watched a video on YouTube that resurrected an issue that has troubled me for a very long time. It’s an issue of concern that I have brought up many times among my Bible study groups, one I have … Continue reading

Posted in A Seed Sown, Discipleship, OpEd | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

You Must Be Born Again

Oh to be a fly on the wall that night. Well, maybe not a fly, that would be creepy, but wouldn’t you have loved to have been there? Wouldn’t you have loved to see the look on Nicodemus’ face when … Continue reading

Posted in A Seed Sown, By The Book, Discipleship | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

What’s Needed is Mo-Faith

In Exodus 7:9, the scripture reads, 9“When Pharaoh says to you, ‘Perform a miracle,’ (in Hebrew, mopheth, pronounced, mo-faith), then say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh,’ and (when you do,) it will become a … Continue reading

Posted in A Seed Sown, Discipleship | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

And There Was War In Heaven

Who among you, who publicly confesses faith in Christ, has not been challenged by the plaintiff question, “If your God is so loving, why would he let this happen?” (“This” being the latest, or perhaps historic earthbound suffering.) It seems … Continue reading

Posted in A Seed Sown, Discipleship | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Three Stones Make a Wall

Nehemiah prays for the people: Neh. 1:5-11 “I pray, Lord God of heaven, O great and awesome God, You who keep Your covenant and mercy with those who love You and observe Your commandments, please let Your ear be attentive … Continue reading

Posted in A Seed Sown, By The Book, Discipleship | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment