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?”
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-mcqcp-bc45c0 The only podcast where you can start out intending to talk about unorthodox pastoral care practices and end up talking about satanism, hell, and the afterlife in general for 30 minutes!
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)”
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-973bx-b23022 If I’m being completely honest, I was dreading this episode. What could be any less sexy or controversial than food safety and justice? Well, it just so happens that it’s a bigger deal than I thought. Enjoy this episode! Share and subscribe! Please support my work! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/stainedglassrebelBlog: http://stainedglassrebel.comPodcast: https://stainedglassrebel.podbean.com/
After what seems like forever, I am back at these Social Principles. Today, we are on Science and Technology. You can read it here. A few lines did stick out to me. Let’s get started. Here is the text: “We recognize science as a legitimate interpretation of God’s natural world. We affirm the validity ofContinue reading “Pondering Principles: Science and Technology”