In this powerful sermon, I explore the profound truth that each and every one of us belongs. No matter our background, our past mistakes, or our current circumstances, we are all worthy of love, acceptance, and belonging. Through a combination of personal anecdotes, biblical teachings, and practical wisdom, Pastor Shane delves into the many waysContinue reading “You Belong”
Are you looking to strengthen your relationship with Jesus but not sure where to start? Here are five ways to find Jesus relationally this month that might help: Take some time to pray and meditate. This can be as simple as finding a quiet spot and closing your eyes for a few minutes, or youContinue reading “Top 5 Ways to Find Jesus This Month”
Are you someone who has never been to church, or who hasn’t been in a while? Or maybe you’re just not able to physically attend a church building right now. Maybe you don’t even WANT to! It is said that the longest walk for a person new to a physical church building is the oneContinue reading “10 Benefits of Attending an Online Church for Those Unable to Physically Attend”
Love will win the day. It may not always be easy, and it may not always be the path of least resistance, but love is the most powerful force in the universe. It is important for us to trust in the power of love and to actively cultivate it in our lives and in theContinue reading “5 Ways to Trust That Love Will Win”
If you’re struggling, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and down about everything. But in this video, I want to share with you a secret: You can choose joy. You can choose joy even when life is hard. The last couple of weeks we’ve talked about peace and hope. We, we talked about the, the peaceContinue reading “Choosing Joy Even When Life Is Hard.”
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!”