Do You Want to be Well? John Wesley and Primitive Physic

“Do you want to be well?” Jesus asks this of the man who had been ill for 38 years. In the John 5 story, the man doesn’t answer the question, but instead gives an excuse: no one would help him. Jesus ignores the excuse and tell the man to stand up, take up his mat [Read More…]

A World and a People in Need of Healing

We need therapy.  We need deep, freedom-giving healing. Why?  Well, let’s take a quick look at a few current situations. •   The usual political “I want to get re-elected at all costs and I don’t care what happens to ordinary people who don’t load me up with campaign contributions” maneuvering continues in our nation’s capital. •   The [Read More…]

In the Midst of Sorrow

“In the midst of life, we are in death; from whom can we seek help?” Those are the words that begin a Service of Committal, the time after death when the loved one is either buried or cremated. “In the midst of life, we are in death.” How true those words are, first written in [Read More…]

Cooperation: Two Way Traffic to Life

Why doesn’t God_______? You fill in the blank—you’ve probably asked the same question. Why doesn’t God heal the sick and stop the tragedies and right the wrongs and turn back evil and make everything nice? Yes, why doesn’t God? Well, that question isn’t going to be answered in one short column. There are libraries full [Read More…]