We are forgiven leaders. Sinners by nature, saints by grace. In the Gospel of John, Jesus asks Peter, three times, whether he loves him, and if he does, to care for His Sheep. Each time coincides with the times Peter denied Jesus. Each time, Peter seems to be forgiven on the account of his repentant love … Continue reading 3rd Sunday of Easter: Forgiven Leaders
Reading this right now! As of yesterday, I'm currently in the middle of Chapter three! Currently in Alma 43! Even though I'm no longer interested in the Church of Jesus Christ (of Latter-day Saints), I still like to understand the faith, intellectually, and read the Book of Mormon. It fascinates me, even if I don't … Continue reading Top Readings!
I hate it when the same church that preaches "love all" and "love God" also talks crap on minority groups, immigrants, and queer folks. This isn't how church is supposed to be. Church is where the minority are elevated, because Jesus cared for the poor, the outsiders, the weak. Who are the outsiders in our … Continue reading The Priority of the Church: A Testimony
Rev. 1:4-8John 20:19-31 This Sunday is the second Sunday of Easter. It is officially Eastertide, or Easter Season. As I read the lectionary for this weekend, I noticed this: God is all. He is three in one. He is Father, Son, and Spirit. I am just a lowly being like doubting Thomas. When Thomas touched … Continue reading Devotional: 2nd Sunday of Easter
Hi Everyone,I'm almost done with spring semester, and this school year in general, and have been going through a whirlwind year of faith discovery. First, I've discovered that I cannot repent enough to be saved, so I've figured out by heart that I am saved by grace and cannot lose my salvation by works. I … Continue reading Life Update: A Decision Has Been Made
A Testimony,Of God and How GOOD He is. God is good,Not because he loves me because I am good,But because He IS GOOD. Nothing, as we learned in church today,Is by coincidence.All is planned about by the Lord. The good is a perfect gift from above.The bad are consequences from our actions and others' actions.The … Continue reading God Is Good: A Poem
A Tiny note: We are forgiven, from a past, present, and future sins. This does not give us an excuse to do wrong, but to use our freedom wisely. To do good for all. What does being forgiven mean for progressive Christians? It means all the hate we've spewed, whether on purpose or by accident, … Continue reading Tiny Testimony: What Does Easter Have to do with Progressive Christians?
Dear Jesus, Today, you are being whipped, mocked, and put on trial for the nth time. Today, you will be crucified. Today, you will endure the most pain anyone, Man or God or both, have ever endured. Today, you save all of us with your blood and death. Today, you say "It is finished," "My … Continue reading Dear Jesus: Good Friday
Dear Jesus, I heard that you washed your friends feet. As God in the flesh, you descended from on high to Earth, where you humbled yourself even deeper, to the status of servant to your friends. You considered all of us your friends, because you had revealed the secrets to the Kingdom of God to … Continue reading A Prayer to Jesus: Holy Thursday
Hi everyone,If you've been following this blog, you'll know how bi-polar my posts have been about the Trinity. One day, I'm all for it. Other days, I'm confused and concerned. I'm here to declare that I just don't know, and that's okay. I'm here to declare that I'm in a gray area of faith right … Continue reading Holy God: A Gray Area of Faith Right Now
Hi everyone,If you haven't read in my last blog post, I've decided to CANCEL my break from the blog. Amidst needing to post about Easter and still wanting to be Unitarian, I know that I can stay strong in this faith journey and have decided to keep the blog OPEN. ONE thing that stuck out … Continue reading Jesus: The Mouthpiece of God, a Testimony