Category: View From The Pew

Thoughts and commentary from my church experiences. Responses to sermons, music, hospitality, architecture, and anything else that might strike me when I attend my own church, or if I’m visiting somewhere else.

The Other Cheek, Shirt, and Extra Mile

We are called to love and forgive people who hurt us, no matter what. No matter what? Does the Bible actually say that? Did Jesus actually say that? Are we actually supposed to live that way?

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Love Your Enemies

Love Your Enemies

A Christian Response to ISIS “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,” Matthew 5:43-44 NIV Really?

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A Prayer

Ephesians 3:14-21

Sometimes a prayer, tucked neatly into the Scriptures, surprises me. I had just such an experience recently.

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