Family 2

“Both the One who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters.” Hebrews 2:11   It’s hard to believe that we are of the

Breathe

Breathe

Breathe. That’s what I hear.  Breathe. What time is it?  December? Time to wrap and shop and write and stamp and buy and bake and remember. Remember. Remember the night. The mother’s howl. The Baby’s cry. The smell of hay.

Hope in a World of Alternative Facts – Rev. Victor J. Gimenez

Hope in a World of Alternative Facts – Rev. Victor J. Gimenez

We live in a culture that absolutely loves super heroes; and every summer there is a blockbuster. As a young child I grew up watching super hero movies. I loved heroes because whatever the need; they brought hope to meet

Consecration

Consecration

“As you come to Him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to Him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a temple of the Spirit to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable

humbleness

humbleness

“He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His way.” Psalm 25:13 “Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

The image of God

The image of God

“So God created human beings in His own image. In the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.”  Genesis 1:27 Sacred Worth.  People, all people, have sacred worth.  This is not contingent upon their actions,

A Holy Lent

A Holy Lent

“In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above Him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered

Compelling Community

Compelling Community

I once briefly pastored a church where the ushers held the doors closed against someone they didn’t want to come in. Needless to say, the place was closed – just like it’s doors – not long after. Who do we

Thirsty? Come.

Thirsty? Come.

‘The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.’ Revelation 22:17 Thirsty?

Not a religion.

Not a religion.

Jesus is not a religion. When someone asks, “What religion do you follow?” I mostly reply that I am a Christian. But Christianity is not, nor was  it ever meant to be, a religion. Now this is not to say that