Memoirs of A Pastor: Entry 72

*I have decided to share a choice few entries of my memoir.* April 5, 2017; 2213 hours In dealing with poverty, for the past few decades, it appears to me we have been addressing the dilemma from the wrong angle. It seems to me we are largely focused on bringing unearned wealth to the poor.…

Where is God in America?

America has been rapidly falling into moral depravity for several decades, especially of late. Frustrated with all the injustice going on within our country, today I asked myself, “Where is God in the midst of all this corruption?” And immediately God reminded me where we can find Him: in the Church. When we look at…

I Am

John 8:58, Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.” This statement Jesus made was extremely significant to the Jews (and still is today). God told Moses to go to the Hebrew slaves and he asked God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God…

When God Tells Us to “Go”

Genesis 12:1, 4a, Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.” …So Abram went, as the LORD had told him. As finite creatures, we favour directions. “Use 3 cups of flour to bake bread,” “Exercise for 30 minutes every…

Theology of Worship: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Verse 1 O come, O come, Emmanuel, And ransom captive Israel, That mourns in lonely exile here, Until the Son of God appear. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel! Next to Great Is Thy Faithfulness, this is my favourite hymn. I don’t consider this a Christmas hymn, but apparently to some it is. Well, that’s society for…

God Knows

Taking Comfort in Our Suffering During one of my daily readings of Scripture, I stopped at Genesis 15:13 and realised something I had never noticed before after the many times I’ve read it. The verse says, “Then the LORD said to Abram, ‘Know for certain that your offspring will be sojourners in a land that is not theirs…