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?”
I should have this tattooed on my forehead.
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!”
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”
An interview with Adventures in Evangelism author, Nathan Branim. Along with his book, we discuss how a conservative charismatic and a progressive liberal could develop a friendship, ghosting the church and more!