Recovery meetings are often an absent aspect of Church life. Why? Because messy people have messy problems and Churchy people not only design programs to be comfortable, they don't want to be involved with messy, uncomfortable situations.
...describing how discipleship works. This is a very, very messy business. Not sterile, but hands on. People come. They go. They come back. This is a battle and the sword of the Word cuts deeply. Warriors for God will have blood on their hands but survive to dance in the streets like David did.
It's great to be healthy, wealthy and wise. God has blessed you. But have no pity on the sick, poor and stupid - who are beneath contempt. 'They' have done something to bring God's disfavor and condemnation. You are a CHINO. Christian in Name Only.
Medicine and the Mind — The Consequences of Psychiatry’s Identity Crisis | NEJM https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1910603
Hate is responsible for the desolation of peoples, cultures and economies. Hate cuts us off from God. It does not belong in a harangue from church pulpits.
This Sunday morning, prior to arriving to worship our battle was particularly pitched. Driving to services, there was time to pray, get centered and surrender - but with such an undertow of hopelessness.
A challenging meditation on objective truth. Particularly for thinking believers: How current scientific philosophy helps resolve how nature continues to witness for the presence of a Creator. "Take, for example, the mind-body problem, which addresses how matter generates mind, and especially conscious states."Scientific American, September 2009. John Horgan. https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/pluralism-beyond-the-one-and-only-truth/ An interesting read. An example of … Continue reading “Pluralism: Beyond the One and Only Truth” – The Science of Doubt and Dualism?