Prayer for October 28, 2021

Prayer for October 28, 2021: Please pray with me. God of those who don’t know what to pray, here we are. We are at a loss for words lately. Ok, maybe lately doesn’t really cut it. We’ve been at a loss for words for some time – maybe even...
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Churches aren’t the answer to social ills

There’s an argument that floats around certain segments of society that says that government should stop providing social services and that churches should do it instead. That’s a bad idea for numerous reasons. Churches don’t have the resources do deal with all the social ills that we face. Many...
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When did the church start to proclaim crappy things?

At what point did it become normal and expected for the church (I’m speaking in broad strokes here), to proclaim crappy news and a gospel that brings people down? I have seen far too many examples over the years of church being the exact opposite of what it claims...
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Prayer for October 21, 2021

Prayer for October 21, 2021: Please pray with me. God of history, we think that we control history. How ridiculous. We think we can shape history any way we want. We think we can twist history for our own benefit. We think we can look at history through rose-colored...
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Dealing with history

History has become the hot topic lately. Although I wonder if that’s really new. I don’t think it is actually. People have been fighting over history for a long time. The book “1984” is a dystopian novel in which history is actively changed to suit the needs of the...
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Prayer for October 20, 2021

Prayer for October 20, 2021: Please pray with me. God who comforts and afflicts, what shall we say? We want to always see ourselves as afflicted, seeking comfort. Yet how true is this? Why do we run from the reality that sometimes we are the cause of discomfort to...
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Comfort is a good and troubling thing.

Comfort, on its own is not a bad thing. Humans like comfort. And for good reasons. The alternative, pain, is just unpleasant. But I think it’s much more complicated than that. Like most things, too much of a good thing can turn out to be not so good. That’s...
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Prayer for October 19, 2021

Prayer for October 19, 2021: Please pray with me. God of change, blow through us. A characteristic of something that is alive is that it changes, adapts, and transforms. This is certainly true of faith. Faith is alive and causes change, adaptions, and transformation in us. But also in...
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