You Can Focus Your Faith On What You Get Or On Who You’re With. Choose Wisely.

Mary, one of our Covenant-First Presbyterian congregation members, was telling me about volunteering to help children develop reading skills.  She shared with me her incredulity when one of the children she worked with asked, “What do I get if I do my reading lesson?” The question reveals something about human nature - we always have … Continue reading You Can Focus Your Faith On What You Get Or On Who You’re With. Choose Wisely.

Discovering The Power Of Faith Beside The Jordan River (a Footsteps Friday reflection)

This post is part of a series reflecting on my Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The Pilgrimage was a guided experience called “The Footsteps of Jesus”  - every Friday, I’ll be posting a “Footsteps Friday” reflection (see index here). I look forward to your sharing your thoughts and comments.  On Pilgrimage, you trace steps that … Continue reading Discovering The Power Of Faith Beside The Jordan River (a Footsteps Friday reflection)

How Many Christians Are Functional Unitarians?

 My friend Tim Fary told me once, “We Calvinists really love God the Father a lot; we like Jesus the Son; but the Holy Spirit is a total stranger.”It’s only funny because it rings so true.Fix your attention on some other group of American Christianity, and I’ll wager you’ll find a similar engrossment with one … Continue reading How Many Christians Are Functional Unitarians?

Evangelism is NOT Multilevel Marketing!

Growing up in the Bible Belt, I would from time to time feel pressure from my well intentioned Christian friends.   “You need to be more aggressive in evangelism.”   “There are lost souls all about us”  “Jesus calls all his disciples to evangelism, it’s a matter of obedience.” Freely, I admit that I resented such pressure.  … Continue reading Evangelism is NOT Multilevel Marketing!