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John Rallison's Blog · 1Y ago

Let God Crack Your Brain Open... Regarding Racism (Audio, Video)

This is the audio and video of the sermon I preached about spiritual growth and letting God crack our brains open. I used racism in our country as an example because my brain has been being ...
John Rallison's Blog · 1Y ago

How to Not Accidentally Teach Your Kids to Lie

Every parent wants to raise his or her children well. When I have explained the possibility of accidentally teaching children to lie, I have seen parent's face light up with recognition. I h...
John Rallison's Blog · 1Y ago

What Are You Called to Do? (Dig Deeper Vidcast/Podcast Bible Study)

As we continue our series on life in ordinary time, one concept to bear in mind is the idea of "vocation." We all have callings in our life. The scriptures tell us we are made by God and re-...
John Rallison's Blog · 1Y ago

Release - Letting Go of the Past and the Future to Live in the Present (sermon audio/video/printables)

Things we have done or things that have been done to us can feel like a weight we are dragging through time. Worries over the future can feel like breathing stuffy air under a blanket. True ...
John Rallison's Blog · 1Y ago

Want To Be Happier? Science Says Practice Gratitude

Alice Walker, author of "The Color Purple," once wrote, "'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, and unde...
John Rallison's Blog · 1Y ago

To Live Longer Healthy Happier, Learn to Forgive

"Bitterness is a poison you swallow hoping someone else gets sick."I don't know who said this, but it's true. When you hold onto hurt — when you refuse to forgive — you are the one you are h...
John Rallison's Blog · 1Y ago

Dig Deeper into Jesus' Parables that End in Judgment

For the church I pastor, I do these weekly "Dig Deeper" Bible studies as a way for people to dig more deeply into the topic of the Sunday sermon.
John Rallison's Blog · 1Y ago

A Free, Scientifically Proven Way to Be Physically Healthier and Feel Better about Life

There is a scenario tossed around occasionally about scientists doggedly slugging their way up the mountain of reality by experimentation on testable hypotheses only to find, when they reach...
John Rallison's Blog · 1Y ago

Be Careful or You'll End Up Going to Abilene

My wife, Kelly, and I went to Abilene a couple of years ago when I drove to Sea World to pick up our daughter from camp one afternoon. Thinking that Kelly might like a break from this 90 min...
John Rallison's Blog · 1Y ago

Jesus' Last Word: Tetelestai, "It Is Finished"

Our readings for this Good Friday service are drawn from the Gospel according to Luke. John, for some reason, records a word of Jesus that Luke did not record: tetelestai – It is finished.Jo...