Christian Coon (Illinois)
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Jesus stood still and called them, saying, “What do you want me to do for you?” - Matthew 20:32 (NRSV)
When I’m at a social gathering and someone discovers I’m a pastor, the person often responds with nervous laughter and says something like, “I’d better watch my language!” Then sometimes people ask, “What do I call you? Pastor? Reverend?” They need to know if there’s a pattern or some sort...
"Many of us are used to the idea that we might speak to God or to Jesus. Maybe at times it feels like shouting into the darkness or whatnot, but it’s not hard to do—at least as an imaginative exercise. What’s harder—even imaginatively—is to try to hear Jesus speaking to us. Are we just making things up? Are we just using Jesus as a puppet to say whatever we want to hear?" READ MORE