How Do You Hear From God, Part V

How Do You Hear From God, Part V

Last week’s episode ended with me telling God I wanted to start a church where I could tell the whole truth and declare that I believe absolutely everyone is included in the wide embrace of God’s love, no ifs, ands, or buts. I knew I couldn’t do that in my...
How Do You Hear From God, Part IV

How Do You Hear From God, Part IV

Last week’s installment of “Hearing God” I left you with me being hauled from the church I served in Boulder to the ER twice with bleeding ulcers and concluded that sometimes we hear God through our body talking to us. I just don’t listen that well, apparently! I also...
How Do You Hear From God? Part III

How Do You Hear From God? Part III

Over the last few weeks I’ve been describing some of the ways I feel I’ve “heard” from God in my life and why I’ve felt God’s leading in my decision to semi-retire this July to 25%. Usually people brag about someone’s effort saying, “They give it 110%.” So yeah, I...
How Do You Hear From God? Part II

How Do You Hear From God? Part II

I’ve felt a closeness to God much of my life, but there have only been a handful of times when I felt like I “heard” God (not audibly) directing me personally. I’m writing about these times because they factor into why I feel God is shifting my...
What Happened to “Open Heart, Open Minds, Open Hands”?

What Happened to “Open Heart, Open Minds, Open Hands”?

From The New York Times: The United Methodist Church on Tuesday voted to strengthen its ban on gay and lesbian clergy and same-sex marriages, a decision that could split the nation’s second-largest Protestant church. After three days of intense debate at a conference...