A Jewish Legend “When God was about to create [humans], He took into His counsel the angels that stood about his throne. “Create him not,” said the angel of Justice, “for if you do he will commit all kinds of wickedness against his fellow humans; he will be hard and cruel and dishonest and unrighteous.”Continue reading “Does God Need to Punish? – Hosea 11:1-11”
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.”
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)”
I can’t recall one healing miracle in the Bible where a belief that Jesus could do it was absent. Sometimes Jesus initiated the healing. More often, people went to or were brought to Jesus. In the case of the bleeding woman, she didn’t even ask for healing but got it just by touching Jesus’ robe.Continue reading “Heal The World”