Holy Communion For The Inauguration – Church Back Home – January 20, 2017

Much has been said about this inauguration, but I feel it might be wise to take a moment and offer some basic principles in which most of us will agree. And, for the sake of those calling themselves “Christian”, what Jesus and his initial followers taught. Considering the principles upon which the United States was founded, it might do us well to review them.

Jesus had much to say, but it is worth noting what he and his followers did not mention. Notice that and see its significance, and you’ll have learned a major lesson. Next, look at how Jesus taught and whom he ministered to, and you’ll see more – including a point which some people today don’t seem to get!

I cannot go through a Holy Communion without it being a spiritual experience, and this was a major one!


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February 23, 2015 – Addressing A Real Problem – In A Very Different Pastor’s Study

According to the Tax Code, a church such as Temple of Gaia or the Universal Episcopal Church is supposed to stay out of partisan politics in order to be tax-exempt. That means that I can’t get into a pulpit and preach for or against a candidate. But the nature of ministry being “Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable” means that I am supposed to face issues head-on. And if a candidate creates or becomes an issue, I need to face the issue.

With some of the stuff going on as the presidential election approaches, we are not lacking for issues, including issues of basic civil rights that most people take for granted. And, precedent gives cause for concern.

We need to look and see what we might need to be ready for, and keep our eyes open!


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