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The Palmer Perspective · 6M ago

Moving Steadily Ahead

Arnold Bennet said, “Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.” That’s exactly how I felt this morning as I stood at The Vine Church and s...
The Palmer Perspective · 7M ago

The Arrest

A Homily ——————— That night itself was pregnant with the pangs of irony and opposites.  As the mob marched with torches and lanterns—in search of The Light.  Gathered in anger, anxiety and a...
The Palmer Perspective · 7M ago

Restaurant Or Pot-Luck? Curing Our MeChurch Virus

There is a corrosive contagion at the heart of the American church. Quite simply, it’s consumerism. Even more frankly, I’m at a loss for what to do about it. Americans exist in a culture bui...
The Palmer Perspective · 7M ago

Real Life Bursts Through: Giving God Your Blemished Life

One of the best parts of the Interwebs the last two weeks has been the, now viral, BBC interview with Robert E. Kelley. Kelley, as you surely know, was being interviewed via Skype about the ...
The Palmer Perspective · 8M ago

The Faulty Formula: How The ‘Return To God’ Sermon Isn’t About God

The formula is now concretized to the point that it takes almost no imagination to preach or teach the “return to God” sermon. Here’s how it goes (as if I need to explain it to you): 1. The ...
The Palmer Perspective · 9M ago

You’re Talking About Trump…Whether You Want to or Not

Listening to The Verge podcast, I was hit with one of my present realities: Everything in the universe is now about Donald Trump! In case you didn’t know,  The Verge website and podcast cove...
The Palmer Perspective · 9M ago

When Your Politics Becomes Your Lord

I wonder how many of us shouldn’t take communion this Sunday?  At my church, just like many others, to share communion is also to share in making the public confession that “Jesus is Lord.” ...
The Palmer Perspective · 9M ago

You, Me, and the 1%’s Greed

You and I tend to have a problem greed. Just about everyone thinks other people have too much — too many resources, too much money, and so on. It’s easy to take aim at the 1% or the rich peo...
The Palmer Perspective · 9M ago

“It’ll Be YUUUUUGE:” Getting Over Your Popularity Addiction

Tab Hunter was right when he said, “I don’t care whether people like me or dislike me. I’m not on earth to win a popularity contest. I’m here to be the best human being I possibly can be.” P...
The Palmer Perspective · 9M ago

How You Act When You Know

When you know you are known, accepted, and loved by God you awake each day complete. There are no hurdles to jump, no mountains to climb, and no agendas to force. You know you can never be m...