Direct Experience of God? (Part 1)

Whether or not we can experience God directly is something Christians have discussed and debated since…I don’t know when. I can’t say from biblical times because it is impossible to read the Bible without seeing that the authors expected to experience God directly and did. But somewhere between now and then, this basic expectation changed….

Excommunicated

This post is also available as a podcast: https://anchor.fm/teague-mckamey/episodes/Excommunciated-e1mh1nb “Excommunicate” is a word meaning “exclude from communion.” Ideally, excommunication would be used to eject harmful people from the church as a protective measure. Historically, it has been used for this and for other, less savory reasons. For example: let’s say you’re a powerful church leader…

Break Time!

There is a lot going on in my life this week, so I am taking a blogging break. Please enjoy past posts, look through the booklets on my blog, or check out some of the blogs I follow (listed at the bottom of the page). If you haven’t already, check out my poetry blog, A…