Tag: congregations

  • “Too many people will never come back.”

    “Too many people will never come back.” Those are the words of a local pastor. No, he was not talking about people leaving for another religion or denomination or leaving the congregation. Because of our experience with Covid-19, many are waiting it out to see how it all turns out after a vaccine works. The virus is […]

  • Are we moving towards utopia or dystopia?

    As the autonomous revolution evolves, we will need to rethink the model we currently have for distributing “wealth,” which is basically through work, and this will be an issue when more than 50% of the people no longer work as we know it today, like punching a clock or being put on a salary, but […]

  • Respect the gifts of nature and work toward a more sustainable world. By Julie Peller PH.D.

    Over a relatively short period of time, cell phones and other electronic devices have become common for most people worldwide. Cell phones may contain up to 60 elements, including precious metals gold and silver.  Other elements used in cell phones include copper, tin, indium, tantalum, and nickel.  The intriguing, longer list of elements may motivate […]

  • 30% of food grown worldwide is never consumed BY JULIE PELLER PH.D

    The holiday season is celebrated with festivities involving plentiful food and drinks.  Many view the cooking and sharing of meals as the best parts of the holidays.  It is also a time when people are more inclined to donate to food pantries and volunteer to ensure less fortunate people enjoy full meals.  The grocery stores […]

  • To be remembered

    In many Christian denominations, today is the Feast of Christ the King. A feast celebrated near the end of November and just before Advent. November is a month of remembrance. We remember all those who have passed before us. We all want to be remembered in some way. We put our names on tombstones; we […]

  • The Kingdom of God is here and now.

    “Pay the emperor what belongs to the emperor, and God what belongs to God.” That saying of Jesus from Matthews’s Gospel is one that all scripture scholars from Westar onward all agree is 100% a Jesus original saying. What Jesus is saying to us is to remember who ‘owns‘ the world. And in Isiah 45, […]

  • What was a big deal for Aristotle should be for us too

    1. ORDER Getting to the root cause was a big deal to Aristotle. The concept Occam’s razor You might remember from your philosophy or science classes—the idea that the simplest explanation is the most likely one? Well, Occam enhanced and promoted the Aristotelian root cause analysis and called it “Occam’s Razor.“  This is the old […]

  • Materialism and the likeness of God

    As a philosopher/theologian and technology zealot, I have come to believe in a supreme being.  In the grand scheme of things whatever name you give the “significant other” is fine.  When I, as a Christian come to know God I am talking about the Universal Christ.  The Christ that has been here at least for the […]

  • We are beloved creatures of God, BY JULIE PELLER PH.D

    People around the world – especially the younger generations- gathered on September 20th to march for the sake of planet earth and its inhabitability now and every day forward. The climate of the earth has been changing for the past several decades in an unprecedented way, largely due to the burning of carbon-based fuels.  We […]

  • The Western World as a Mission Field — The Inquiring Mind

    As Western culture moves from the era of modernism to post-modernism, the effects upon the church and the ministry of the church become increasingly apparent. The church must deal with the remnants of modernism which continually influences Western culture and it must also begin to engage a new post-modern mentality, which appears at first glance […] […]