Moses must have laughed out loud when the voice from the burning bush told him he was standing on "holy ground."
Richard L. Floyd
I was taught never to say, "Shut up!" It was considered rude. So I still don't.
I started my ministry in small, rural churches.
Is there a more depressing line in all of scripture?
Emily C. Heath
Do you ever feel like God's not paying attention?
But it was more what she was leaving than what she was going back to that upset her.
Individualism tells you that you are special and unique.
Years ago, newly-minted from seminary and serving my first church, I preached a fiery sermon on the counter-cultural ministry of Jesus.
On the last night of our retreat at Plum Village, a Buddhist monastery in France, the nuns who led my small group invited us to a potato barbecue.
How easy it is to use this scripture to justify our self-righteous refusal to go along with any ol' thing.