Has anyone ever gotten a direct answer from God?
In my last years of ministry, I quit preaching about forgiveness because it did more harm than good. When I did speak on the subject, I was aiming at the grudge-holding, petty sniping that went on where people used their resentment to keep others trapped in shame. However those people never heard me except to … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Forgive
The church claims to be an instrument of truth. How do people find truth if they are not allowed to ask, seek, and knock? Is the institution really so fragile that it can’t handle my voicing my thoughts?
I haven't lost myself. I'm growing up.
My consciousness… that presence behind the eyes that processes my thoughts and experiences--does it drift away and go somewhere else?
Hell was always a rotten motivator, however it has added to the general anxiety of people
I used to count heavily on the hope of a hereafter. I preached about it often and referred to it in my funeral sermons. But I'm done with the concept.
New buildings make churches smaller.
My anger faded quickly once I left the church.
One of the things that makes me proud to be a United Methodist is how they respond in times of disaster. Many United Methodist Church buildings are designed to be emergency centers and their doors will be open. They have a committee called UMCOR--United Methodist Committee On Relief that is active in helping people in … Continue reading United Methodists Helping Victims of Harvey