The community of Christ is being built

17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. 18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. 19 I will giveContinue reading “The community of Christ is being built”

The Holy Spirit and prayer

That the Holy Spirit “will teach you everything, and remind you” of all that Jesus said is immensely reassuring. None of us is born Christian. We must learn the faith, and in the Holy Spirit we see that God loves us enough to teach us all we need to know to be with God. JesusContinue reading “The Holy Spirit and prayer”

Holiness, Prayer, and the Holy Spirit

“Prayer is the crucial practice through which we are drawn into the life of the Trinity.” — Hauerwas and Willimon, The Holy Spirit In Romans 8 Paul talks about the Spirit interceding for us with deep groanings. With prayer, partnered with the Spirit, we are caught up into the life of God. “To be soContinue reading “Holiness, Prayer, and the Holy Spirit”

Dead and Not Knowing It

There is a movie called “Frequency” that deals a little with communicating over a 30 year barrier. A son communicates with his father over an old ham radio, but the father had died as firefighter 30 years before. The son saves the dad’s life, but then endangers his mother because of a serial killer. (It’sContinue reading “Dead and Not Knowing It”

Do We Understand the Times?

I just finished my first Stanley Hauerwas article. I have heard his name for quite awhile but had never ventured into any of his writings. I finally linked to one and read it. Normally when I read such intelligent pieces having a dictionary by my side is helpful. Even that didn’t help. I understood theContinue reading “Do We Understand the Times?”