.This continues my recent post titled Doubting Jesus, “The web of doubt spinning in his darkness...the message John the Baptist sent to Jesus was: “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” . The curiousness of this question is that it is his response to what he had just been told about Jesus' extraordinary miracles. Here’s a bit of the back story: all … [Read more...] about Doubting Jesus, Part II
Guest Post by Rev. Wendy Brown I have always believed in God. As a child, I prayed sincerely and attended Sunday School regularly. I understood that Jesus was born on Christmas day, died on Good Friday, and rose again on Easter Sunday. Yet like a blob of clay on a potter's wheel prior to the shaping force of the artist's hand, my faith (although quite real) was … [Read more...] about The Shape of My Faith
Sometimes life gets so hurtful and complicated, it is possible to doubt Jesus, who He is, and the things He's promised, especially when you've done so much or sacrificed so much for Him. Just ask John the Baptist. Here was a man who Jesus himself said was greater than Moses, King David, Abraham, or any other prophet you can name. In fact, Jesus said: "Truly, I … [Read more...] about Doubting Jesus?
Religion vs. Jesus Religion binds, Jesus blesses Religion snares, Jesus sets free Religion hurts, Jesus helps Religion is weighty, Jesus is wonderful Religion is dead, Jesus is alive Religion is rules, Jesus is relationship Religion is dark, Jesus is light Religion is dull, Jesus is radiant Religion demands, Jesus delivers We don’t need more religion, we need … [Read more...] about Religion vs. Jesus
(This is a re-post from my early blogging days - Oct. 10, 2007) For the woman who has just been diagnosed with breast cancer– is Jesus all she needs? Or does she need someone's shoulder to cry on, arms to embrace her and a voice to intercede on her behalf? For the husband who just lost his job due to downsizing– is Jesus all he needs? Or does he need friends to … [Read more...] about Is Jesus All You REALLY Need?