Imagine There’s No Heaven … And You Might Just Find It

Imagine There’s No Heaven … And You Might Just Find It

So many of us walk away from church on Sunday feeling heavier instead of lighter.  So many of us leave with troubled hearts, filled with the heavy burden of not measuring up, feeling that we will never be good enough or that we should always do better. But this can’t be what Jesus intended for his church. Jesus said he came to give us peace, not to take it away.  (John 14:27.)  Jesus came to help us feel unburdened and…

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Your humanity matters more than your theology.

Your humanity matters more than your theology.

It is time for men and women of good will, from all walks of life, and from all faith traditions to set aside their theological differences and become built to love.  It’s time to quit being like the Levite and the priest—with our noses so buried in tradition and theology that we overlook or pass by the wounded and the weary along the roadsides of life.  We must become more like the Samaritan, who demonstrated pure love.  (See Luke 10:25-37.)…

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What happens when the love of authority becomes more important than the authority of love?

What happens when the love of authority becomes more important than the authority of love?

The recent visit of President Nelson with Pope Francis reminds me of what some have referred to as the main difference between Catholics and Mormons.  Catholics believe the Pope isn’t infallible even though that is official Catholic doctrine. Mormons believe their prophet is infallible even though that isn’t official Mormon doctrine.  If we’re being honest, most Mormons equate obeisance to church leaders and authority with “faithfulness.”  But is loyalty to leadership really a qualification for true faithfulness? I’ve been pondering…

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Where is God?

Where is God?

God can be hard to find.  He is buried. (Matthew 13:44.) “The well is deep” (John 4:11), and because we must dig so deep to find the living water “few there be that find it.” (Matthew 7:14.)  But, if you’ve ever felt Love’s pure flow possess your body, you would sell all you have to keep it.  (Matthew 13:44.)  I’ve felt it. It is real.  And my passion in life is to help others tap in to the same flow…

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