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In the Supreme Court ruling today 7-2 in favor of the baker who refused to make a same-sex wedding cake for a gay couple getting married, Justice Kennedy said to the attorneys in the case, “Tolerance has to work both ways. And I’m very concerned by what I’ve seen in this case, that tolerance was […]Read More “Tolerance has to work both ways.”
I believe a mini-revival is afoot at Grace Church Seattle. How do I know? Well, there are signs. I will not say what is happening or when or how, but simply share from two articles about how we know the Holy Spirit is at work. First, you cannot tell if the Spirit is at work […]Read More A Mini Revival Afoot
I was preparing my sermon from 1 Corinthians 16:5-14 and read in the English Standard Version (ESV) and New American Standard (NASB) the words – “ Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.  Let all that you do be done in love.” (ESV) Then I did what I normally […]Read More What does it mean to act like men?
Our goal at Grace Church Seattle is to reach seekers and unbelievers with the gospel of Jesus Christ. We who call on the name of the Lord for salvation are also called to make Jesus our Lord. Making Jesus the Lord of your life is without question the goal of Christianity. The goal is not […]Read More Why come under Jesus’ Lordship?
I went to a pastor’s meeting in West Seattle yesterday and saw a smudge on the forehead of a fellow pastor and thought, “What the heck?” and then remembered it was Ash Wednesday. What is Lent? The word “Lent” comes from an old Anglo-Saxon word for springtime, lencten. This describes the gradual lengthening of days […]Read More What is Lent?
Let me tell you a story. When I was growing up the primary religious influences in my life were my dad and the Palmer family. . My dad was Catholic and growing up with him, mass was a weekly (Sundays) if not a daily discipline. I lamented going to church in the fall, especially when […]Read More Tongues, Prophecy, Communion