Pastoral Series

You Shall Love

You Shall Love How wonderful is it that, when Jesus wanted to zero in on what really matters, he said “You shall love the Lord.”  Not “You must obey,” or “You must be perfect,” but instead, “You shall love.”I know it’s a command, and it’s worth pondering that love can be commanded – so love…

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Thy Kingdom Come

New Series!!! – Thy Kingdom Come My Kingdom Go What is Prayer? Our Father Thy Will be Done Maturing in Prayer On Earth as in Heaven Our Daily Bread Give Us Jesus’s Stories Who Art in Heaven Hallowed be Thy Name Forgive us our Trespasses As We Forgive Lead Us Lead Us Not into Temptation…

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ePrayer

Tuesday evening, we had a wonderful, moving time thinking together (and singing together!) about prayer. In case you weren’t able to come, you can catch the program on YouTube! I also will take advantage of the days between now and Thanksgiving to send you a few short emails on the topic of prayer – to…

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Gratitude

For the past two months we’ve been thinking about Christianity and other religions, celebrating what we share with others, attending to ways we are different – with an eye to what is fruitful in our lives, and hopefully helpful to the rest of the world. Between now and Thanksgiving I want to shift our focus…

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What’s Special About Christianity?

This Fall I want us to think together about what it means to be Christian in a culture where other religions not only exist, but are evident, strong, often admirable (or they make you shake your head, the way many Christian groups do…). My question? What’s Special about Christianity? For centuries, Christians felt “superior.” Some…

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What I Learned During Lent

As much as during any season of my life, I reflected this Lent on the fact that there are deaths, and then there are deaths. All deaths are sad – but some we can reconcile in our minds as being timely, or even a good death. If your grandmother dies at 97 after a couple…

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If Easter, Then…

So Easter is over. But the whole point of Easter is the realization that what we thought was over isn’t over at all, but only getting started. Jesus was killed; his friends were devastated. But then he showed up, alive, transformed – and for quite a while. Even that was only the kickoff to a…

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Dr. Howell’s Emotional Healthy Spirituality eSeries

What are you missing?Faith & Mental Illness (or Mental Health) Epiphany: the Iceberg Emotionally Un-Healthy Spirituality Your Deep Gladness, the World’s Deep Hunger Scazzero, God & the Emotional Life Repetition as Saving Grace God’s Heart, your heart What kind of church? Jesus the Healer Dementia and Gods Forgiveness Habits Old & New Quantity vs. Quality…

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Psalms

So Praxis has ended – at least as an email series! I hope the habits of mind and life we covered will continue to be a part of your daily routine, as we become increasingly attentive to God, and responsive to God. Continuing with this idea of a prayerful connection with God, for the next…

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