Verse of the Day

Monday, July 9

Thanks!? Really?

"The definition of marriage remains unchanged" is the lead sentence for the post GA issue of Theology Matters. If anyone wondered why congregations like ours stepped away from the PC(USA) they have no need to look further than this current General Assembly. To think that a Christian body would have to "defend" marriage as a between a man and a woman is like, well like saying a church has to declare that ministers would remain faithful in their marriage [Oh yeah they did that too]. 

My prayers go out to my sisters and brothers who are trying to remain faithful to the Lord while serving in the PC(USA). Keep on with the good fight and know others are praying for you.



Peace,
Alan

Thursday, June 14

Harold was right!

It's been a long-time since I posted and I only have me to blame for not taking the time. School is over for this year so maybe I'll be able to start this discipline again.

More than a few years ago Rev. Harold Kurtz spoke to a group of renewal minded pastors and elders in Cascades Presbytery and told us that changing our ordination standards would harm world mission. Once again his mission minded heart and head was right. The Mizoram Synod in India has decided they don't need to be united with a group who goes, in their words, "against the Biblical truth".

My prayer for my former denomination would be that those who have been redeemed might once more take the helm and guide them back under the authority of God's Word. That those who have fallen victim to the gossip of the ages might once more hear God's Holy Spirit speak to their souls.

God's peace on you all as you gather for your General Assembly.

Peace,

Alan 

Harold was right!

It's been a long-time since I posted and I only have me to blame for not taking the time. School is over for this year so maybe I'll be able to start this discipline again.

More than a few years ago Rev. Harold Kurtz spoke to a group of renewal minded pastors and elders in Cascades Presbytery and told us that changing our ordination standards would harm world mission. Once again his mission minded heart and head was right. The Mizoram Synod in India has decided they don't need to be united with a group who goes, in their words, "against the Biblical truth".

My prayer for my former denomination would be that those who have been redeemed might once more take the helm and guide them back under the authority of God's Word. That those who have fallen victim to the gossip of the ages might once more hear God's Holy Spirit speak to their souls.

God's peace on you all as you gather for your General Assembly.

Peace,

Alan 

Saturday, January 14

Tibow and Post-Season

Who 'dat? We dat!
In the interest of full-disclosure, I am a  SF 49er and Giants [baseball] fan. Unashamedly and since I was a little kid there was nothing greater than a trip to Kezar and watch Y.A. Tittle play football, or to The Stick and watch Mays, McCovey and the Alou boys. 

Having gotten that out of the way CNN did a good job of explaining why Tim Tebow is all the rage. The best thing about the 'other' game today, Saturday, is that we won't have to face Denver.

Peace,

Alan