The Air 'Up There' OR The Air 'Down Here?' A Word Study in 1 Thessalonians 4.17 (rapture?)

Word Study, 1 Thessalonians 4.17 Below is a Word Study that I did based on 1 Thessalonians 4.17.  What is interesting to me is how it reinforced my belief that the “rapture” as it is popularly understood (Jesus secretly returns to extract believers from earth to heaven for eternity) is completely unwarranted.  If you choose [Read More...]

Bondage, Faith, and Liberation: White-Middle-Class Reflections on the African American Struggle

As I look at my own religious tradition and begin to contemplate the book titled, Canaan Land: A Religious History of African Americans, by Albert J. Raboteau; it would be easy for me to say that this book does not relate to my experiences at all.  I am a middle class white person of Mennonite [Read More...]

A Personal Post: Remembering My Grandpa (a sermon)

This is a sermon I gave yesterday at my Grandpa’s funeral.  He was an amazing man of God and after reading this you will know why… _____________________________________________________ Life is a Journey – The Legacy of Corny Penner It was a day that would define the rest of my life.  From the broom-shop (our family trade) [Read More...]

Philemon: Forgiveness that Leads to Reconciliation, part 4 (Radical Reconciliation)

What follows is a manuscript from a sermon I have preached on a few occasions.  I walk through the whole book of Philemon.  Love to have you follow along in this series.  My prayer is that it will inspire you to “forgive as you have been forgiven…” The rest of the 5 part series is [Read More...]


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