Jesus Was Amazed By An Outsider

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Jesus Was Amazed By An Outsider By Beth Demme Picture the scene. A Roman soldier, a Centurion in charge of 100 men, comes to see Jesus. There’s been an accident or maybe an illness. The Centurion’s servant, someone important to him, has been paralyzed. The Centurion comes to Jesus, sure that Jesus can help. The Centurion comes as a man …

God Is Bigger Than My Theology

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Boat Theology By Beth Demme You know the passage in Matthew where Jesus walks on the water? Jesus and the disciples feed over five thousand people with only five loaves and two fish. (Matthew 14:17-21) Jesus then herds the disciples into a boat and sends them across the Sea of Galilee. Later, Jesus was ready to join them and “he …

The Power of Apology

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The Power of Apology to Soften the Heart & Open the Mind By Beth Demme Apologies are powerful things. I learned this first-hand when I practiced law full-time. I often represented nursing homes being sued for negligence in the death of a resident. You might not believe me, but most of the time people in nursing homes die of natural …

Wholeness and Doughnuts

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Wholeness and Doughnuts By Beth Demme  If you were a doughnut, what kind would you be? Would you be a delicious hot glazed Krispy Kreme, fresh off the conveyor belt? Would you be a Dunkin’ Donuts Old Fashioned, ready to dive into a hot cup of coffee? Or are you a jelly-filled doughnut, sweet and surprising inside? I know this …

My God Box Is Too Small

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By Beth Demme A healthy and sustaining spirituality anticipates new knowledge, welcomes the search for truth, and dares to live with uncertainty.” –EfM I read this quote recently and instantly loved it. Sometimes I dare to live with uncertainty. Other times, I find myself stuffing God into a set of too-small boxes. The first box I try to squeeze God …

Looking For God In All The Wrong Places

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By Beth Demme Epiphany is more than a sudden inspiration; it’s a season on the church calendar! Epiphany is when we celebrate the arrival of the Wise Men as described in Matthew 2:1-12. Epiphany conjures up an image of three robed men riding camels through the desert at night, following the light of the brightest star in the sky. As with …