Repost: Reflection on Yom Kippur

Today is Yom Kippur, which literally means Day of Atonement. In Leviticus 16:29-30, a day is set aside to for humans to atone for offenses committed against God. The Day of Atonement does not include offenses committed against other humans. It is necessary to restore relationships with other humans before approaching God. Yom Kippur is … Continue reading Repost: Reflection on Yom Kippur

Don’t Skip the Third Verse

Ever had one of those moments when you read or hear something and just thing Wow. Well that happened last Sunday when we were singing O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing. The third verse just really hit me. I'm sure I've read it before but I guess I hadn't thought about the words. Of … Continue reading Don’t Skip the Third Verse

Thoughts on Atonement and Grace

Today is Yom Kippur, which literally means Day of Atonement. In Leviticus 16:29-30, a day is set aside to for humans to atone for offenses committed against God. The Day of Atonement does not include offenses committed against other humans. It is necessary to restore relationships with other humans before approaching God. Yom Kippur is … Continue reading Thoughts on Atonement and Grace

The Gospel Between Fred Phelps and Joel Osteen

Fred Phelps and Joel Osteen have gotten a lot of press recently for the message they preach. Both loudly proclaim the message God has given them. They claim to speak for the same God yet preach very diverse messages. The Gospel According to Fred Phelps  Phelps is the pastor of the tiny Westboro Baptist Church … Continue reading The Gospel Between Fred Phelps and Joel Osteen