Tag Archives: God

WAKE ME WHEN WE GET THERE

Hope, as translated in the Message version of the Bible, is ‘keeping alert to what God will do next’. (Romans 5:5) We know that God is involved in our lives. Jesus was and is God’s loving presence making his home … Continue reading

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RELIGIONLESS CHRISTIANITY

I have taken up readings by and about Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) once again. He was a Lutheran pastor who gave his life in resistance to the Nazi Reich of the 30’s and 40’s. And what he observed in Germany was … Continue reading

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GRACE IN ATHEISM

How can God be found in atheism? Hmmm. Continue reading

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DO WE REALLY HAVE TO BELIEVE THE BIBLE?

You and I don’t have to believe in the Bible as the ‘strictly exact’ words of God. Some people call that ‘inerrancy’ or ‘without error’. Humans, who are not perfect, have written the Bible. Nothing in the Bible claims that … Continue reading

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SOME THOUGHTS ON BAPTISM

I am of the reformed tradition where as part of covenant theology we baptize children of believers. Sometimes it’s call ‘paedobaptism’. I believe that children are a part of the new covenant in Christ as much as the children of … Continue reading

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Why Tell Anybody About Jesus

So I was asking myself the question, ‘Why tell others about Jesus?’ Why not just leave people alone to their own beliefs or lack thereof? Then I thought, “Why did Jesus tell his disciples to go and train other people … Continue reading

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Message for Roseburg

If I were a pastor in that little community of Roseburg, Oregon or any community that is connected to the people there here is what I would want to say: Let’s stay with Jesus for a while. Let’s not hurry … Continue reading

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