All posts by Rev. H. Ray Neal

Glasses resting on Bible

It’s Not About the Rules

MCC Seattle, Wash. Readings for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost: James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-24 I want to start off by saying that there are no bad guys in Mark 7:1-24. The Pharisees and the lawyers that confront Jesus about the behavior of his disciples do

Black man praying

Am I the Older Brother?

When I went to seminary to prepare for the ministry I looked at all those charming young men and women and decided that if I had been God there were several of them that I wouldn’t have called to be ministers under any circumstances. Two