I’m an Evangelical, Charismatic, Mainline, Conservative, Amillennial, ….. Aw, Forget It!

When I was growing up I belonged to a very conservative church. We believed in the inerrant scripture and that we engaged with God through our faith and works. We were taught in moral purity and to avoid the emotionalism of “other” denominations. Problem? As a teenager I was not exactly “pure” and seriously struggled with the shame of my inner life. Also, besides my … Continue reading I’m an Evangelical, Charismatic, Mainline, Conservative, Amillennial, ….. Aw, Forget It!

The River

I have noticed before the passage of a river over a rock bed. As I sit watching my wife pan for gold (she does have faith, doesn’t she) in a river I watch the rapid flow bounce and swirl around the rocks. The rocks aren’t moved, they aren’t dislodged, they barely change at all. But the river still goes on.The river simply adjust it’s flow … Continue reading The River

Sacrament

There are many words we get wrong or confused. Two of these are “Holy” and “Sacred”. Holy means perfect and complete. Without fault or lack. Sacred means set apart particularly for a divine purpose. In my life I have found little that is Holy. But Sacred? Yes, I have seen much that is sacred. The first clear moment of sacred was when I took my … Continue reading Sacrament