Author:S. Daniel Rushing

A Holy Mess

“Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” (Ex. 3:5, NIV) Basilica of St. Lawrence. Asheville, NC. Growing up in church I often heard preachers shout the cliché, "God won't bless a mess!" Sadly,...

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The Bad News Gospel

I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand. (Deut. 32:39) I once heard Dr. Will Willimon say: “Whether or not the gospel is good news or bad news, depends heavily on where...

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The Hard Work of Holiness

In regards to walking in the Spirit and forming a close and fruitful relationship with our Creator: What I don't find in the writings of the New Testament, is this notion that the gospel message was, "just believe in Jesus, and through God's grace, all...

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Daily Prayer Resources

As part of my sermon yesterday, I offered this blog to my church congregation at New Harvest Church. However, I think all my readers will benefit from it. I want to, albeit briefly, offer some resources to aid you in your prayer and spiritual growth.For...

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Where is God?

Elijah and Elisha, Michael D. O'Brien I can't tell you how many times I have asked the question, "Where is God?" On top of that, I can not overstate how many times I have felt guilty for asking that question. But if the truth is told,...

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