I pray that those who need to hear your name do hear it. Let those who’ve heard it before hear it again. Your magnificent glory shines far above the skies but today I pray that we see it shining here below the clouds with us. People are broken and despairing. They need that glorious lightContinue reading “Praying the Psalms – Psalm 8”
In a world full of division and discord, it is important to hear some words about unity. This is the first in the series Somos del Senor: We Are From The Lord. I hope it brings you some ecouragement in these dark times. Pastor Shane RussoThe StainedGlassRebel
As I did sermon prep one morning, I encountered a familiar passage from Matthew that made me stop and consider a recent action I had taken. Here is the passage: If you judge other people, then you will find that you, too, are being judged. Indeed, you will be judged by the very standards to which youContinue reading “Who Made You the Judge?”
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I should have this tattooed on my forehead.
What follows is a story that I recently shared with my congregation. It tells of a teenage boy at a crossroads. I hope you enjoy it. It is based upon a real person and real events. There was a teenage boy who worked at a pizza shop, mostly as a dishwasher. He didn’t have oneContinue reading “So Many Questions.”
With this wisdom you will be able to choose the right road, seek justice, and decide what is good and fair because wisdom will penetrate deep within and knowledge will become a good friend to your soul. Proverbs 2:9-10 God’s wisdom helps us choose what is right, good, fair and just. God’s wisdom doesn’t sit justContinue reading “#LettersForMyBoys – 9”
I’m often told that unity is the centerpiece around which the United Methodist Church will live or die. We must be united or else there is no “United” in the Methodist Church. I agree but not in the way you might think. I view unity much in the same way that the apostles Peter andContinue reading “Oh, The Morality!”
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-rthpt-b2f98d Why doesn’t God stop bad things from happening? Why doesn’t God cure cancer? If God is loving, then why does God seem to act so unloving sometimes? If you’ve ever asked yourself a question like this, then today’s episode is for you. Award-winning author, Thomas Jay Oord, and I talk about the problem ofContinue reading “Stained Glass Rebel Podcast – God Can’t Stop Evil – Thomas Jay Oord(Ep. 07)”