Day 294

Today’s Reading – Matthew 17 and Mark 9

“Master, we saw someone throwing demons out in your name, and we tried to stop him because he isn’t in our group of followers.”  Mark 9:38 CEB

This falls in the category of can’t we all just get along?

Definition of ECUMENICAL

1) of, relating to, or representing the whole of a body of churches

2) promoting or tending toward worldwide Christian unity or cooperation

Within the greater Christian church we are all called to make disciples – that is the Great Commission.

However, somewhere along the line that became the Hokey-Pokey Commission.
Take the existing church members turn them all around and let them move from church to church while we pretend that we are growing in numbers.
It probably isn’t that bad, but there are days it feels like that . . .

When will we stop fighting amongst ourselves?

When will we stop fighting over church members?

When will we actually reach new people with the message of God’s love?


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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