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"People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care." These familiar words come from legendary adventurer and leader Theodore Roosevelt...but it is a safe bet to say that a certain first-century adventurer and leader named Paul would nod his head in agreement. In many ways, it is exactly what Paul was constantly trying to tell the Christians in Corinth, and certainly similar to his opening comment in today's reading: "Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up." What is our goal: to be right-minded...or big-hearted?Read full transcript...
Imagine what it smelled like on that ark. You had dogs, cats, reptiles, bugs and every creeping thing. There probably wasn't room for a litter box.
...it was not an idea at all, neither my own or anyone else's. It was a lump in the throat...
The announcement of the conclusion of Higher Ground was made last week. Since then, I have been touched by the comments of so many people, in person and online, expressing sadness over our coming to the end of our journey and gratitude for our efforts over the past five years.
According to Dr. Suess, our journeys to exciting places and wondrous sites will inevitably lead us to the place of self-encounter.
Worship is the most attended activity of almost every church. How do you spend your time, energy, and resources to prepare for Sunday morning?
What do you want, hope for, and especially need to hear on Sunday morning? What might a preacher do – and I realize worship is way more than preaching but I want to focus on the sermon just now – to help connect you more deeply to God and to God’s world? What can be said or done on Sunday morning that will enrich your spiritual life? I’d really like to know.
In this series we explore several narratives from the Old Testament with an eye to discerning what provides a sound foundation and structure for 'God’s house'--which stands not only for God’s sanctuary, but for the people called by God’s name. In part 3, What’s a second mistake that makes the first one worse What did it take for you to realize that you don’t know it all? Featured Guest: Rachel Hackenberg.
ReadTheSpirit.com's David Crumm writes a personal reflection on the death of America’s sometimes beloved (and sometimes controversial) Bible scholar, Marcus Borg.
Americans enjoy football because, to a degree, football reflects the values of strength, courage, strategy, self-discipline, teamwork, and celebrity that American culture holds dear.... The problem develops when we let football (or other sports, or a military, or corporations, or other forces) define strength in terms of dominance.
In our blog post every Monday we will select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the upcoming Sunday, and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic. On February 1, 2015 we will celebrate the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany.