Monthly Archives: November, 2011

Rediscovering Advent Anew

The Advent season, an astonishing time of giving and gathering, is upon us once again. We celebrate the coming of Jesus in the nativity stories in Matthew and Luke and wait with breathless anticipation for the coming again of Jesus. Jesus comes to us in our personal lives as he once came to his first …

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The True Meaning Of Thanksgiving

The modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition traces its origins to a 1621 celebration at Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts. The 1621 Plymouth feast and thanksgiving prompted by a good harvest. In later years, the tradition was continued by civil leaders such as Governor Bradford who planned a thanksgiving celebration and fast in 1623. While initially, the Plymouth …

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My Thoughts On Christ-King Sunday

This past Sunday was Christ-King Sunday. It’s the last Sunday in the western liturgical calendar, celebrated by the Roman Catholic Church as well as many Anglicans, Lutherans, and other Mainline Protestants. Churches that use the Revised Common Lectionary observe Christ the King Sunday (titled Reign of Christ Sunday by some) as the last Sunday of …

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Experiencing Joy

We are invited to share, praise and glorify in God. The Westminster Shorter Catechism says Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever. There is joy to experience as a Christian. The gospel tells us that no matter what we have done or haven’t done God loves us anyway and wants …

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Ask Away!!

I have just passed 7,000 views on my blog! Thank you all for viewing and commenting on my posts. I consider this as part of the larger conversation about what it means to proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of all, what it means to be a Christian today, and how to be a …

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Only Jesus

We don’t need church, we need Jesus. We don’t need an iphone or a blackberry or an e-reader. We simply need Jesus, only Jesus. Only Jesus will save us, anything else that promises us that with it we will be complete and whole is a lie. We cannot do it on our own, only with …

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Atheists Can Be Good Too

I recently posted my response to my pastor’s sermons this past Sunday and in response to it, someone had problem with a small portion of it where I spoke of the angry, militant atheists saying that atheists can show human understanding and empathy and kindness. I agree. I do. Atheists are as able to love …

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Crazy For Christ

The Senior Pastor of my church gave a sermon on Psalm 24:1-10 titled ‘What If We Begin To See That Everything We Have is God’s?’ this past Sunday.   I would like to respond to it. First, I would like to express my appreciation for my senior pastor’s commitment, care, and compassion for our church …

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On The Eucharist

It is Communion Sunday, so I would like to share a few words on the Eucharist and its relation to the things I have been writing about recently. I have written about Jesus being the Lord of life that it is through Jesus we live, can come to God and not fear that God will …

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A Follow-up to Do Justice

A reader in response to my recent post ‘Do Justice’ said I was writing about communism. I don’t think I was. What I was trying to do was illustrate how key verses in the bible back up the overall thrust of the Occupy movement. There are over 2,000 verses in the bible that says to …

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