Welcoming The Stranger

Welcoming The Stranger

Matthew 25:31-46 “But when the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit upon his glorious throne.  All the nations will be gathered in his presence, and he will separate the people as a shepherd separates the sheep from the...
Deflated

Deflated

Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God! Working with people in the context of a local church is hard. I don’t think I have to explain it. If you’ve done anything with people, you’ll know that people sometimes suck. Some people intentionally...
The Wisdom of God

The Wisdom of God

1st Corinthians 1:18-25 (NRSV) For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.  For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will...
Joy

Joy

John 15:11 NLT I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow! So last week, I skipped over this Advent theme of “joy.” I’m not one of those people that forces myself to speak on something if...
Love

Love

John 15:9 I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love. Continuing on with Advent, I know that I skipped “Joy.” I have to be honest with you; I’m not there. I’ll probably get there by the time December 25th comes around,...
Peace

Peace

Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus Moving from our second week of Advent, we are talking about peace. I really don’t understand this, and it may not be completely true....
Hope

Hope

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. It’s now the beginning of Advent. This is the time of the year where we spend a month preparing ourselves for one day. People sometimes complain about others that...
Harmonizing With The Melody

Harmonizing With The Melody

Read “I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose. For some members of Chloe’s household have...
Think Theology’s Top 10 Posts for 2015

Think Theology’s Top 10 Posts for 2015

Updated: Simmer down people. It’s only January 12th so it’s not too late to put this up. We wanted to let you catch up on our top ten posts from the past year. In all, we enjoyed 105,368 visits to the site last year, and saw some great interaction from our...
Can A Pastor Have A Dark Sense of Humor?

Can A Pastor Have A Dark Sense of Humor?

One of the most difficult things about being a pastor for me is that I have a pretty dark sense of humor. Now I know what you are thinking, probably something along the lines of… “Darkness oooo thats the devil”. I want to take a moment to explain...