Tag Archives: grace

People drinking and talking on dining table

Why Does Jesus Eat with LGBT People?

Later, Matthew invited Jesus and his disciples to his home as dinner guests, along with many tax collectors and other disreputable sinners. But when the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with such scum?” When Jesus heard this, he

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Jesus and the IRS

Reading for the 21st Sunday after Pentecost: And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not

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Easter Grace

There is little agreement regarding the spiritual or physical resurrection of Christ. We use our minds to look at the event only as a theological issue. But people often gather around a common set of values and not theological beliefs. I believe in the resurrection

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Transformed by Grace

Delivered during the only worship service conducted solely by LGBTA people at the Ninth Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Porto Alegre, Brazil This week, more than 4,000 people have gathered under one of the most diverse, inclusive “tents” the world has ever

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Grace and Healing

Does healing always come when we pray? Some people say “yes, healing always comes when we pray. You just may not have enough faith to receive it.” That sounds like a very trite and simple answer especially to someone in pain. When Saint Paul asked

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal

Grace for the ‘As Is’

The righteousness of God has been manifested apart from law, although the law and the prophets bear witness to it, the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction; since all have sinned and fall short

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal

Got Grace?

The Christian religion never saved anyone nor gave anyone life. The Christian religion should not be confused as the hope of the world. Our faith centers on grace. It was grace and truth that came through Jesus. (R. Kirby Godsey, When We Talk About God,