A Middle-Eastern Hue

A Middle-Eastern Hue  There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28 Being born white in the central part of the United States, it is no surprise I was raised with a … Continue reading A Middle-Eastern Hue

The Face of Compassion

The Face of Compassion  When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be made well?” John 5:6 To paraphrase Fr. Richard Rohr from a number of his writings, “God is found where the suffering is.”  Nowhere is that more … Continue reading The Face of Compassion

A Human Face

A Human Face  No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father’s heart, who has made him known. John 1:18 There is a significant difference in the faces of God presented in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. In the Old Testament, God is … Continue reading A Human Face

Gods I Do Not Believe In

Gods I Do Not Believe In  Fools think their own way is right... Proverbs 12:15a When joining the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence, Kansas, shortly after getting married, my wife and I attended an orientation class with the Senior Pastor, Virgil Brady. He explained that United Methodists believe and worship in many different ways. … Continue reading Gods I Do Not Believe In