We are encounter conflict in this life. We wrong someone, or they wrong us. How do we make sure that conflict is resolved in a healthy way? Jesus has some words to us and I examine how those words apply today and what situations they may not apply.
In this final installment of the “Social?” series I examine the ease at which we swing toward negativity online. The biblical principle is clear that we are to use our speech to build up and encourage those around us. Will we choose to see others as Jesus sees them or follow the way of the current culture?
My good friend and guest preach Rev. Isaac Chung continues our journey to examine what it means to be social beings in today’s world. Looking at biblical principles this week we explore what it means for us to help make one another better humans in this journey of life together.
We are made in the image of God. What does that teach us about our social nature? God is selfless community for all eternity. A mystery contained in the revelation of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. How can be selfless in our motive and activities in the virtual world. Join me in exploring this topic this week.
New year, new resolutions. For some reason this year I have heard more talk about resolutions than years past. The conversation has not been about what resolutions folks are making but rather why they don’t work and how you can make them work. I don’t remember that conversation happening last year or the years before. Multiple podcasts and blogs that I read have covered the topic this year. I usually enter a new year with new resolutions for my life. I also usually fail them by the end of January. Should we make new years resolutions?
This week I look at what it means to be a social creature in today’s world by talking about how community strengthens us. We need one another to be stronger by design. What ways does Social Media and today’s technology help us in this endeavor and what pitfalls are there?
Today I start a new series examining the essential human nature as a social creature. We are created to work best in community with others. Technology throughout human history has impacted how we interact but the desire to be social has always been there. What can we learn about our social nature to apply to the tools available to us today?
Have you ever realized how strange the story of the magi from the east visiting Jesus is? Today I contemplate the inspiration of the famous hymn “As With Gladness Men of Old” and how it connects to this strange story in the gospel of Matthew.
The night that Jesus was born was unlikely to be silent, so why does the hymn “Silent Night” resonate so much with the Christmas season? I contemplate the inspiration of this hymn and how it can be an analogy of peace and stillness before God even when our lives are busy and noisy.
Today I reflect with out Church’s kids on the presence of angels at the birth of Jesus. The shepherds share the news with the most unlikely folks in a nearby field watching their sheep.