Musings – The Gospel of Being

As a pastor, I hear a lot of criticism, from people inside and outside of the church. From the inside, I hear about things that are usually, let’s just be honest, petty – I don’t like so and so or so and so doesn’t need to be doing whatever or why don’t we do X,Y,Continue reading “Musings – The Gospel of Being”

You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone – Maybe

Committee meetings unnerve me sometimes. They are unscripted, unpredictable and that is exactly the sort of environment where I am prone to say something that is less than brilliant. But sometimes, these sorts of situations open the door to things we never expect; things like healing, forgiveness, awareness. I went into a meeting this pastContinue reading “You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone – Maybe”

Definitions…

I read an interesting quote today from Alastair McGrath which read, “The general phenomenon of ‘doctrine’ – although not specific doctrines – is linked with the perceived need for social definition, especially when other factors do not adequately define the group.” I find this interesting because it places the general notion of doctrine within theContinue reading “Definitions…”