Volume 15, Issue 6: Boldness Before God

Cover Stories:

Our Hearts Do Not Condemn Us By: Rev. Candace Chellew It is this faith – this assurance that we are made just as God has intended us to be – that gives us the boldness we need to be in right relationship with God.

True North By: Lori Heine We must realize that God made us to be victors, not victims. No one has the right to bully us. God has given them no special pass to ignore Christ’s Golden Rule in their dealings with us.

The Goofy-Happy Love of God By: Erin Germaine It is the enemy’s trick to make us believe that we are unworthy of God’s love. How can someone be unworthy of love?

Confidence in God By: Rev. Suzie Chamness We are a people of God, created by God and all in the image of perfection. We do well to remember that we are never condemned by God.

Made Perfect in Weakness By: Rev. Sarah Flynn This calling is ours to embrace with all humility and never forget that the source of our boldness lies not in ourselves or in our cleverness, but rather in that power which is made perfect in weakness.

Fearfully And Wonderfully Made By: John H. Campbell “If you knew you were truly loved with an Unconditional Love, and that there was nothing to fear, what would you do?”

Features:

Re-Using the Religious Right-Wing for 2012

By: Bob Minor We can expect the media to trot out the idea that “values voters” are the key to the next election.

On the Need for a Renewal of Christian Consciousness

By: Rev. Dr. Jerry S. Maneker What is there about our mind-set that has to be renewed so that we can fully become God’s Church and live up to His mandate that we be His representatives bringing love, peace, and justice to a sin-cursed world?

The Church of Latter-day Saints: Heterosexism, Racism, and Revelation By: Warren J. Blumenfeld How many more times will LDS members shun people and their families, how many more young people will injure and kill themselves, and how many more families will grieve the loss of loved ones before the LDS Church leadership receives its “divine revelation” to welcome and grant full membership rights, privileges, and responsibilities to people of all sexual identities and gender identities and expression?

The Bible is No Defense for Violence

By: Candace Chellew To say, “The Bible says …” as if it settles an argument once and for all is a terribly simplistic way to read a very complicated text.

A Movement for Real Change We Can Believe In

By: Bob Minor What’s going on beyond the politics of marriage equality and military service really concerns me because of its direct effect on the success and health of everything in which LGBT people want their share.

A New View on Tithing By: Michelle Dixon Even in my darkest hour, if I do my part with unyielding faith, void of questioning and doubt, the universe will return it back to me pressed down and running over.

From the Pulpit:

In Your Dreams!: Nightmares By: Rev. Candace Chellew How would it change the way you lived if you truly believed that the Holy has called you out of the darkness of your nightmares?

In Your Dreams!: Impossible Dreams By: Rev. Candace Chellew That’s the definition of a mature faith – someone who does the seemingly impossible – like love everyone just as God does.

To Divinity and Beyond!: Peace By: Rev. Candace Chellew Peace is not out here – it’s in here – within your own walls, secure in the towers of your own body. Unless you can find peace in here – you will never find peace out there.

To Divinity and Beyond!: Freedom By: Rev. Candace Chellew I invite you to curl up in the back seat, where your dry bones can find true freedom and life.

Holy Humor:

The Car and the Haircut

Don’t Tell My Wife