Spiritual Renewal in Everyday Life

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

I will never forget being in Jerusalem and entering the church of the Holy Sepulchre. It is considered the place where both the cross and the tomb of Jesus are located. The church has an incredible history in and of itself but the fact that it holds under its roof the place called Golgotha that

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Not One Rock Was Thrown

Following the crucifixion and the resurrection, the disciples did not retaliate. They did not fight fire with fire. Sure, at first there was despair. But it was replaced by the sure and certain hope in the resurrection. No question, they experienced fear behind locked doors. You know, the kind of fear that takes your breath

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The Resurrection of Christ

The Resurrection of Christ

The resurrection of Jesus does not deny death. Death is not denied, it is however defied. After all, life with God is never-ending. It is eternal, immortal and unlimited. In the resurrection, Jesus breaks the boundaries of time, space and memory, not just for himself, not just for one man, but for all who believe.

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Living Prayer Informs the Mind

It may seem strange to write about “living” prayer. Obviously, I write this intentionally not to jar, or shock you, but to realize prayer can be living and there are times, it may seem dead. Dead prayer is like a wish. It not far removed from a superstition or throwing salt over your shoulder. Dead

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Living Prayer

Above is a picture of Christ Church, Frederica, Georgia. Originally, a mission of the Church of England, the Rev. Charles Wesley conducted the first services inside the walls of Fort Frederica in 1736. Later brother, John became the Rector. Of course, both Charles and John are known for their eventual formation of the Methodist Church,

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Grace Abounds

During this time of the pandemic many people have experienced difficulty because they are isolated. And in the midst of being quarantined and locked-down, ironically, they experience too much “free” time on their hands. With this freedom comes a sense of separation from the norm, distance from friends and family, and ultimately feeling estranged from

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My Grace is Sufficient for You

Many of us are familiar with the Caravaggio painting of St. Paul and his Damascus Road experience. The contrast of light and dark. Paul flat on his back with outstretched arms of submission and surrender. The other man, either unaware or uncertain as to what is going on. The plodding, slow moving, unperplexed horse, simply

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Call to Spiritual Renewal

As we begin a new year, something I look forward to considering with you is our understanding of spiritual renewal. This dynamic of spiritual renewal is, I believe, the greatest need, especially for today. My desire is to set spiritual renewal within the context of our Christian faith, so that we think first of being

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Renewal Awaits

Like a gift waiting to be opened, renewal awaits as we face life after the pandemic. The vaccine is coming. I can’t wait. It is time to think about life after the pandemic. I hear talk about a “new normal.” While that sounds all right, I have a hard time defining “normal” since life is

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Let God Know You Are Here

You know the saying “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” That is true in many respects. However, when it comes to matters of faith, the journey begins less with taking a step — as it does with taking a leap — a leap of faith. For Christians, the leap occurs

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The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

I will never forget being in Jerusalem and entering the church of the Holy Sepulchre. It is considered the place where both the cross and the tomb of Jesus are located. The church has an incredible history in and of itself but the fact that it holds under its roof the place called Golgotha that

Read More »

Not One Rock Was Thrown

Following the crucifixion and the resurrection, the disciples did not retaliate. They did not fight fire with fire. Sure, at first there was despair. But it was replaced by the sure and certain hope in the resurrection. No question, they experienced fear behind locked doors. You know, the kind of fear that takes your breath

Read More »
The Resurrection of Christ

The Resurrection of Christ

The resurrection of Jesus does not deny death. Death is not denied, it is however defied. After all, life with God is never-ending. It is eternal, immortal and unlimited. In the resurrection, Jesus breaks the boundaries of time, space and memory, not just for himself, not just for one man, but for all who believe.

Read More »

Living Prayer Informs the Mind

It may seem strange to write about “living” prayer. Obviously, I write this intentionally not to jar, or shock you, but to realize prayer can be living and there are times, it may seem dead. Dead prayer is like a wish. It not far removed from a superstition or throwing salt over your shoulder. Dead

Read More »

Living Prayer

Above is a picture of Christ Church, Frederica, Georgia. Originally, a mission of the Church of England, the Rev. Charles Wesley conducted the first services inside the walls of Fort Frederica in 1736. Later brother, John became the Rector. Of course, both Charles and John are known for their eventual formation of the Methodist Church,

Read More »

Grace Abounds

During this time of the pandemic many people have experienced difficulty because they are isolated. And in the midst of being quarantined and locked-down, ironically, they experience too much “free” time on their hands. With this freedom comes a sense of separation from the norm, distance from friends and family, and ultimately feeling estranged from

Read More »