A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life

A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
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I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Daily Devotions (Session 56) Numbers 33-34

Numbers 33-34

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Still Worthy


by Lindsey Funtik, Coordinator of Volunteer Ministries, Ashland First United Methodist Church,  Ashland, Ohio.
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In order to wield Mjolnir, one must be worthy. The hammer of lore finds its home in the grip of Thor, mythical god of thunder. It is powerful and I don't believe it makes mistakes and I really like it when it zooms to the rescue. 

Recently a cuddled-on-the-couch kind of night brought me to tears because winter is hard and even watching the Avengers (yet again) can confront a person with themselves. 

Scriptures and Prayer for the Feast of Saint Matthias the Apostle


First Reading: Acts 1:15-26

Psalter: Psalm 15


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Almighty God, who in the place of Judas chose your faithful servant Matthias to be numbered among the Twelve: Grant that your Church, being delivered from false apostles, may always be guided and governed by faithful and true pastors; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Daily Devotions (Session 55) Numbers 31-32


Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Church Communications: During COVID and Beyond


TUESDAYS in March beginning @ 10:00 a.m. EST ~ March 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd  (75-minutes sessions)

This 4-part workshop is designed for church leaders - from pastors to communications managers - to learn to more easily and effectively navigate the complexities of coming out of COVID.  Touching on a range of important and practical topics, this course is $80.00 per church and includes the four LIVE zoom lessons (along with their recordings), a take-home communications road-map, and office hours with Christen Kinard of Digital Congregations for specific questions and concern.

Workshop topics include:

*  livestreaming:  a clearer picture

*  beyond the live stream:  social media

*  how to increase online giving

*  virtual curb appeal:  your church's website

This workshop series is limited to 20 seats - book now to reserve your spot!!   Register here.

Scriptures and Prayer for Tuesday in the First Week of Lent


Old Testament: Isaiah 55:6–11


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Grant to your people, Lord, grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil, and with pure hearts and minds to follow you, the only true God; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Daily Devotions (Session 54) Numbers 28-30

Numbers 28-30