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Tag: compassion

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An Open Letter to “Thoughts and Prayers”

Dear Thoughts and Prayers, Thank you for being sent from all over by way of Facebook, Twitter, and newscasts. I appreciate you, but if I’m being honest, the comfort that you once might have brought doesn’t really do it for me anymore. Thoughts that don’t lead to action are sympathetic […]

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The Pastor’s Dilemma

I purchased Eugene Peterson’s As Kingfishers Catch Fire right as I left for the mountains. Mid-break, the Internet blew up with news of a recent interview where Peterson commented on same-sex marriage and suggested he would perform one. The next day, amid a storm of contempt, threats of book banning, and […]

Sermon: Compassion

Watch Pastor Jeff Harris’ sermon from Sunday, November 1, 2015 “What Do We Believe? Compassion” https://youtu.be/eLSAYz7ZjWM Key Question What about the poor and injustice? Key Verse “Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.“ Psalm […]

We Turn a Blind Eye

Sex Trafficking is a broad umbrella from young girls snatched from the suburbs of San Antonio, drugged and enslaved in prostitution, to immigrant women, who have indebted themselves to an organization to provide “massages” until their price of transport and documentation has been “paid” off.  The reality is it is […]

Warrior Poet: Psalm 82:3-4

Key Idea I believe God calls all Christians to show compassion to people in need. Psalm 82:3-4 (NIV) Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked. Dear Warrior Poet, Our […]