August 18, 2021

The way in which God is called, says much about how the people see God and the characteristics that define God. When God gives a name, God is providing additional revelation of Gods character. We can also learn a great deal when no particular name is used. This also shows us attributes about God found in the names God is called. It is within the names of God we reveal the relationship humankind has with the divine. Pronouns to describe... Read more

August 12, 2021

Christ as the Center of the Universe In the Celtic Tradition, Christ is the center of the universe, the keystone in the structure which God designed (DeWaal, 1997). In this way the natural and the supernatural are forever linked. The general revelation of God is sacred and must be treated as such. Imagine what the world would look like if we treated the general revelation of the earth the same as we treat our holy scriptures.   God made peace... Read more

August 3, 2021

The Journey Continues As we continue to discuss the modern applications of Irelands ancient Christian founders, it is important to point out some simple observations about these persons. First, these 12, similar to the Apostles of Jesus came from all walks of life. This was a diverse group from different regions of Ireland and different socio-economic backgrounds. This is something dearly needed in the modern church. We need voices from all walks, experiences and cultures. As God made all of... Read more

July 26, 2021

As I continue reading and re-reading Sarah J. Robinson’s amazing book “I Love Jesus, But I Want To Die” The more I realize how ignored Mental Health is in the church. As me and My cohost of Bishop Brothers, Aaron Williams discussed the book on our weekly Facebook and YouTube show, it hit me. The Church views Mental Health as a PR problem. The Church doesn’t deal with mental health, because it does not want to admit it needs help.... Read more

July 20, 2021

Because of this I will lament and wail; I will walk barefoot and naked. I will howl like the jackals and mourn like ostriches. For her wound is incurable and has reached even Judah; it has approached my people’s city gate, as far as Jerusalem.       Read more

July 16, 2021

The Celtic Spiritual Way of Christianity may seem to many like a new form of Christianity. However, the reality of the Celtic Faith is that it is in fact an ancient Christian faith. It is older than every Protestant faith and is only matched in age by the Roman and Eastern Orthodox Churches. While it is true that the Celtic Church was never an entity separate from the Roman Church, Celtic Christianity was a unique form of Christianity. It was... Read more

July 8, 2021

Almost every student in seminary that I have taught, as well as close friends and other pastors have all said it. “The purpose of the Christian Church is the Great Commission. Ill be very honest, I too, in the past have given this statement as to the purpose and call of the church. But this is simply not the truth. The true purpose and task of the Christian goes so much deeper than the spread of the gospel message and... Read more

July 1, 2021

There have been many articles and Twitter comments on a Freedom Sunday service recently in Texas. You can see the promo here. This article is not meant as an attack on this church or its members. This is an observation of someone who is deeply in love with Christ, who watched the video linked above. My concern isn’t with one church.  My concern is with the American Body of Christ as a whole when it come to the melding of Christianism... Read more

June 26, 2021

Many times, I am asked the question about flags in a worship service. I am asked “Should they even be in the sanctuary?” “If they are in the sanctuary, should they be near the altar, on the stage or in the back?” I believe I get asked this question a lot because I am a 21-year Navy veteran as well as an ordained Pastor. In many ways I often find myself straddling the divide between church and state, specifically when... Read more

June 25, 2021

In places like Ireland and Scotland, the ocean was a major part of life. It should come as no surprise that many prayers and incantations for the sea were common. Carmichael, in his book Carmina Gadelica explains that these likely originated with “early Celtic missionaries, who constantly traversed in their frail skin coracles the storm-swept, strongly tidal seas of those Hebrid Isles, oft and oft sealing their devotion with their lives. A Prayer for Protection on a Perilous Journey Before... Read more

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