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Scripture Monday – 1 John 4:10-11

10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another (1 John 4:10-11, NIV). I don’t have much of a question about these verses. They are a beautiful […]

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What is God’s purpose?

The best response that I have to this is found in scripture: God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’” (Exodus 3:14, TNIV) God is. God exists in relationship eternally, with creation, humanity and individuals. Perhaps God’s […]

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What I Learned from the Board of Ordained Ministry

Several weeks ago, I interviewed with the Board of Ordained Ministry in Kansas West and was continued as a provisional member of the conference. This is good news. It means that next year I will be eligible to be fully ordained and have all the rights and responsibilities of a clergy person within the United […]

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How should I relate to my gay child?

I received this question from a blog reader like you. Do you have a question? Check out this post to let me know. Here is a comment are excerpts from a comment that I received on a post this month: Andrew,  I have something that I need to comment about and to ask your opinion […]


Guest Blog – Does the World Know?: Christian Unity in a Fractured Age (2 of 3)

This is a guest blog from Jared White of Finite Calls Infinite. Jared is a musician, a Web developer, a photographer, and a Charismatic Christian who believes that the Spirit of God is moving dramatically across the world today and impacting entire nations with the Gospel of the Kingdom. In last week’s installment of “Does […]

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The Most Important Parts of the Story of Jesus

At the conclusion of the three week study on the Gospel according to Mark I asked the class to reflect on two questions. I found the responses to be fascinating. Each person has a distinct understanding of Jesus. I feel that all of the following are good responses to the questions, but each person may […]


Guest Blog: Hope

This is a guest post from deviant monk. I recommend both his blog and podcast. Would you like to guest blog at Thoughts of Resurrection? If you click on this in the past, you’ll have to wait for the future to listen to the podcast On my bed I remember you; I think of you […]

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Guest Blog – Deviant Monk

This is a guest post from deviant monk. I recommend both his blog and podcast. Would you like to guest blog at Thoughts of Resurrection? If he were still alive, St. Augustine would almost certainly listen to the podcast God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in […]

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Belief in the Trinity

Do you think it is important to God that we believe we understand the Holy Trinity or do you think He wants us to constantly be trying to understand? I think that it is important that we have faith that seeks understanding of the Trinity and many other theological concepts – atonement, salvation, forgiveness. Some […]