Sermon: Churches just want people who will believe their dogma.

It’s no wonder the Holy Spirit fell upon Church as fire. We need fire. We need to wind. We need story, and metaphor, and poetry – not doctrine and dogma, not fact, not instruction. We need imagination and inspiration that breathes new life into these dry bones. Continue reading Sermon: Churches just want people who will believe their dogma.

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Sermon: What Dreams May Come

Hell is when you are suffering and when you are left alone. Hell is when the hungry are not fed, when the thirsty are not given anything to drink, when the stranger is not welcomed, when the naked are not clothed, when the sick and the imprisoned are not visited, when the depressed are not cared for, when the oppressed are not liberated, when the victims are not vindicated. If righteousness and justice are the foundation of God’s throne, then where there is no righteousness and where there is no justice, there is only Hell. Continue reading Sermon: What Dreams May Come

Coffeehouse Musings: Stop it, and I Mean it!

“Remember the sabbath day and keep it holy.” – Exodus 20:8 I’ve heard it said that the 4th Commandment, the commandment instructing us to keep sabbath, is the only one of the Ten Commandments that we willingly break and then brag about. I mean think about it, our culture is obsessed with busyness. Think of that executive skillfully running through the airport terminal, cup of … Continue reading Coffeehouse Musings: Stop it, and I Mean it!