Are You a Heretic?

Recently, I posted this quote on a friend’s timeline:

If the you of five years ago doesn’t consider the you of today a heretic, you are not growing spiritually. (Thomas Merton)

Someone commented, “Really?” implying, “How can this be? This is heresy.”

The Birth of Jesus: Removing our Blinders

The Christmas season is in full swing now. Lights shimmer, bells ring and shoppers rush home with their treasures. Churches display nativity scenes, complete with Mary and Joseph in a stable. The story of the birth of Jesus is retold each Christmas in pageants and pulpits, but sometimes even the most familiar stories need to be dusted off and re-examined. 

Gideon Clash

Church gatherings begin in a variety of ways, some with an opening prayer, some with a song. Our community begins by welcoming guests and often includes raoucous family bantor peppered with humor. Recently, after welcoming guests, the greeter made a plea to join the Gideons International...