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Conversation in Faith · 1W ago

God’s Dilemma

Everytime I read the story of Moses, the slaves, the Egyptians and the parting of the sea- if I read with expectation and anticipation- there is something new in the story.   Read it again, ...
Conversation in Faith · 1M ago

Alt- Empire

A sermon delivered August 27, 2017 at Parkwood Presbyterian Church, Jenison MI. I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sac...
Conversation in Faith · 2M ago

Stay In Or Get Out

A sermon delivered August 13, 2017 at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Grand Rapids MI.  Immediately he [Jesus] made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while ...
Conversation in Faith · 2M ago

God’s Holy Detachment- part two

So as my friend asked, does God practice holy detachment? I have had to think about this for a while. My first reaction was to say no, because that seemed like abandonment to me. ( see my di...
Conversation in Faith · 2M ago

Holy Detachment- part one

Sometimes a word or a phrase drops into my head showing up like an unexpected guest- Sometimes it’s a pleasant surprise. Sometimes not. Sometimes I don’t know what sort of guest they will be...
Conversation in Faith · 3M ago

What to do when someone is wrong!

This past week there was another tiny drama in the “Christian” world. Author and pastor Eugene Peterson , in an interview, seemed to state his acceptance of same sex marriage and then  promp...
Conversation in Faith · 3M ago

Half Truths: Conversation in Faith version

Have you read Adam Hamilton’s very good book Half Truths:God helps those who help themselves and other things the Bible doesn’t say? Half truths are the things we say that are meant to be co...
Conversation in Faith · 3M ago

Personal responsibility

These days one of the phrases that is popular these days is “Personal Responsibility”. Often it is used in discussions about health care. For example, this Tweet from Mike Pence: Mike Pence‏...
Conversation in Faith · 4M ago

Why I am an Ally

I was asked to speak at an Equality for All Solidarity March. This is what I said. My name is Nancy Janisch and I am here as an ally.When I was asked if I would speak today, I had to give it...
Conversation in Faith · 4M ago

Happy Ascension Day!

If you read “Happy Ascension Day” and thought, huh?? You are not alone. Ascension Day is probably the least understood, least celebrated of the Christian feast days. You may know that the fe...