Why doesn’t God help all people who are suffering or in need?
There are people who are helping to alleviate suffering and to supply what is truly needed by others. We need to understand that the usual way to receive help is through other people. This does not take away from the divine nature of the help. We are called to be Christ’s hands and feet. We […]
Do we control our future or do we follow God’s plan?
Neither. I realize that is not a helpful answer when we are trying to make decisions. However, many factors beyond our control have an effect on our future. We cannot follow a plan when we do not know what the plan is. So, is there any help from our spiritual understandings when we need to […]
On Wednesday nights starting September 6th, I invite you to join me at Pioneer Church to engage in faith formation. I am quite deliberately calling it faith formation, not Bible study. I am amazed at how much ideas about faith have changed since early Christianity. For so many Christians faith has become a set of […]
What is the Meaning of Communion for Me Personally?
Holy Communion fulfills the acknowledged needs for belonging and community. It does this on a deeper spiritual level that goes beyond the community gathered in one place. In Holy Communion we are connecting with all the followers of Christ the world over. Imagine committing to a marriage, then never again hearing the words “I love […]
Free Will in a Labyrinth
Did you know that you cannot get lost in a labyrinth? You can get lost in a maze. The labyrinth has many twists and turns, but only one path available between the lines. You will eventually reach the center or the exit, depending on which way you are traveling. A maze has many twists and […]
Why do we witness for Christ?
Possible reasons for witnessing for Christ (if we are willing to admit to them) are: • We believe that we are the only ones who have true saving faith and everyone who is not in our group of believers is going to hell eternally. • We believe we will have a higher place in heaven if […]