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The second Sunday of Advent. The nativity creche at White Oak UMC.

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When God’s People Disappoint

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I hope that I am the person of faith that can help others understand that God is cool. I am very sorry for the times people have seen God misrepresented by some of his children. We wonder why the church doesn’t have a good reputation. Some people have been put off by some of God’s children. It’s important for believers to ask forgiveness when we have not been the best we can be. God wants us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. I believe in being inclusive and I think God is there for people who believe in him and for those who don’t. Yes, I think Atheists are loved by God too. Friends, God is crazy for you and each of you is special, don’t let anyone tell you different.

My Take On “The Great Debate” Last Night.

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I didn’t watch the debate regarding creation vs. evolution. In my mind there is room for religion and science to coexist. Many great people of faith have been inventors and scientists. Science has its place in the world too. What happened in this debate was something that saddened me a little.

I went to a Christian college that taught the sciences straight forward without any sort of theological slant and religion courses from a perspective of informing students of the importance of the faith. I was taught to think for myself and form my own opinion.

My formative years were spent going to church to learn about my faith and going to school to learn about the lessons math, science, literature, history and the like. We are better people if we are well rounded that way, at least I think so.

Right now people are unemployed, homeless, hopeless and on the brink. As a human family perhaps we should come together to resolve the serious issues of the day. My faith informs me to love people and to share with them the love of my creator.

To My Newest Followers, I Am A Man of Faith

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I post on occasion about faith and religion. I am a United Methodist Christian who seeks to live and blog in community with those who believe and those who don’t believe in God. I am here to express myself and to respect my fellow bloggers. My goal as a believer is to encourage, uplift and to be a positive representative of my faith community. I am also LGBTQ affirming and welcoming as an individual. The same God who loves me loves everyone, kind of cool how that works out. I also think Jesus loves the little guy and the people on the fringes.

Lets focus on what brings us together and that’s blogging. If I can help you in any way let me know. Grace and Peace to you all.