Posts from the ‘Power’ Category

5-fold Ministry 2

 

Decades ago I preached a Pentecost sermon and some charismatics were in attendance. When I showed the miracle on that occasion was not Peter speaking languages, but unbelievers hearing in their own language, these people interrupted me and condemned me. Read more…

5-fold Ministry

I was doing research for someone and came upon the teaching about the 5-fold ministry again. Something came together for me. Read more…

Surprise! God Noticed

King David committed grievous sins. Read more…

Have You Tried Empathy?

Shortly after my job was taken away because of racism some people in our connection took it upon themselves to express their opinion. Read more…

Heroes or Models?

I give credit to my Brother, Sebastian, for inspiring this thought and suggesting it was worthy of writing about. Read more…

Is God All-Powerful?

Institutional Christianity has certain rules and beliefs. One teaching held by the church says that God is all-powerful. I disagree.

Why? Read more…

Be Great

I know this soapbox keeps popping up, but again today the issue rose up a like tidal wave over the humble shack of my life. Why do Jesus-claiming people demand to be right? Read more…

Persecuted for Doing Right

I just read on NBC.com the story of a 92 year-old Roman Catholic priest who was stripped of his priestly duties. He did not commit a crime. No action of his was illegal under civil law. His sin was not bigotry or ageism or even sexism. So why can he not act like a priest anymore? Read more…

What Do you Expect?

Doing the right thing can be terribly inconvenient. It takes stamina and a life so dedicated to serve Jesus that pressure won’t take you down a path of immorality. Peer pressure pushes at each of us. Read more…

Speak, Lord. I’m Listening

No matter how often I read about it I am shaken, startled, and saddened at the response of religious people to the work of God. Jesus healed a man speechless because of a demon of silence. When the man spoke the religious people (the ones who go to church service and sit on committees and contribute to new furnaces and a roof or two) condemned Jesus. Read more…