Book Review: A Jew Named Jesus by Rebekah Simon-Peter

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013 in Book Review, Discipleship, Main, Theological Thinking | 0 comments

It wasn’t a shock to see “A Jew Named Jesus” as a book title. After all, I’ve been a pastor for several years. I’m also seminary-trained and I understand the history of the Bible.  But for this pastor, who has never been immersed in Jewish culture, this book was a phenomenally eye-opening experience. Rebekah Simon-Peter offers a distinct flavor that has been missing from Christian culture and provides an entry...

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With Friends Like These…

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in General Rant, Leading the Local Congregation, Main, Pop Culture, Society at Large | 0 comments

People sure do carry a lot of anger and frustration around. I’ve had a dozen conversations this week about how to deal with difficult people, how to control anger and frustration, and methods of calming an anxious spirit. Perhaps, this is a good time to share some wisdom I’ve discovered and advice that I’ve been offered. Anger Isn’t a Bad Thing According to Scripture, wrath is the bugaboo, not anger. Paul says, “Do...

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