Review and Response to “White Too Long”

The book “White Too Long” by Robert P. Jones is one of those books you don’t read lightly. The subtitle is “The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity.” This is a powerful book from the aspect that it is quite uncomfortable to read – and for good reason....
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What your vision?

What’s your vision? For you life, your community, your congregation, your business, your nation, the world? Do you have one, or are you just floating along? Or maybe it’s something else that fits into the nice defined options of either/or. Maybe you aligned with someone else’s vision – probably...
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Prayer for July 15, 2021

Prayer for July 15, 2021: Please pray with me. God who calls on us to love our enemies, this command is difficult. You obviously have great faith in us and give us what we need to do this because we can’t do it on our own. We are too...
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Loving our enemies

“You have heard that it was said, “You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy.” But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil...
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Prayer for July 14, 2021

Prayer for July 14, 2021: Please pray with me. God of all, you encounter us, but often we don’t see it. Sometimes we refuse to. Other times we just don’t know. But you come anyway. You show up in a variety of ways. Sometimes through nature. Sometimes through people....
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What is our focus?

What is our focus? Is our focus just on what we think is real – those things that are tangible, that we can touch? Is it on the relationships we have right now? Is it on a vision of the future? Is it on something from the past? What...
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Healing

The next edition of our congregational magazine is out. The focus is on healing. Who couldn’t use some healing? Read an array of great articles, stories, quotes, poetry, and prayer around healing. And please share with others who need healing. Thanks....
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“Faith after Doubt” response/reflection – part 2

(You can read part 1 here) As I continued through the book, I found McLaren’s beliefs about doubt helpful. He talked about doubt as a tool and a part of a spiritual journey and how that was complicated on his own journey. In one section he talks about having...
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