Greg Reynolds

ISSUES OF FAITH: Are you listening?

I WAS GIVEN a blank piece of paper and a pen. My friend was given a paper with a picture on it that I was… Continue reading

 

ISSUES OF FAITH: I think, therefore ‘i’ am

I RECENTLY READ that English is the only language where “I” is capitalized no matter where it appears in a sentence. A quick search seems… Continue reading

 

ISSUES OF FAITH: It’s time for resolutions to be made

SOMETIMES BEING “CAUGHT in the middle” is an awkward, uncomfortable position. But today, on this particular Friday, we’re in a great position. We’re caught in… Continue reading

 

ISSUES OF FAITH: Finding ways to be thankful

THANKSGIVING IS A great holiday. But today is the day after Thanksgiving. Now what? Wait another year until we’re thankful again? Of course not. We… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Remember: What is right isn’t always what is easy

I SEND PEOPLE in my congregation birthday and anniversary cards. Most cards are too feminine, so I make my own. I’m guessing the people who… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: A good word for an anxious heart

I OFTEN HAVE a yellow highlighter in my hand when I read. Sometimes I use it. But sometimes the indwelling Holy Spirit highlights things as… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: When confessing, put the apple down

WHEN I’M READING a book and discover a profound sentence or thought, I mark the page number and a word or two on the front… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Christian faith is diverse but united in Christ

MORE THAN ONCE I’ve heard people criticize Christianity because there are so many different Christian denominations. On the other hand, I’ve never heard anyone criticize… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Remember to be inventive in your encouragement

“AND LET US consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Have faith, for believing isn’t seeing

I DON’T THINK we’ve been fair to him. It was only eight days. Nevertheless, eight days of disbelief, and he’s been given the moniker —… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: What a friend we have in Jesus

IT HAPPENS EVERY year. Prior to Easter, I return to the gospel scenes surrounding the death and resurrection of Jesus. And every year I find… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Focus on Jesus – and take heart

LAST YEAR CONTAINED enough catastrophes and crises to produce a lot of angst in this country and around the world. Bombings, shootings, flooding, earthquakes, wildfires,… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: In light of tragedies, how should we respond?

WILDFIRES HAVE RECENTLY ravaged forests and property in the Pacific Northwest, including the Jolly Mountain fire near my hometown of Cle Elum. Hurricane Harvey collided… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Use your freedom wisely, peacefully, legally

I FIND THE recent mayhem in Charlottesville, Va., abhorrent and grievous. The Declaration of Independence declares: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Guard against ridicule; instead, season conversation with salt

AFTER READING A news article yesterday on the MSN home page, I scrolled to the bottom of the page to read some of the comments.… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Be sure to tell God he’s a ‘good, good Father’

WITH FATHER’S DAY just a couple of days away, I’d like to share with you a few father thoughts. I had a good father. I… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Thank and God bless teachers, for they light the way

BRACE YOURSELF: JUNE is coming quickly, and June means the end of another school year. But before the last bell rings, let’s take a minute… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: The paradox of proactive giving’s reward

DO YOU LIKE to receive gifts? I think most people do. Sometimes gifts can be expected: birthdays, holidays, graduations and, if you’re a young child,… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: No worries when experiencing God’s peace

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Take time for hello and goodbye with Godspeed

OUR DAILY SALUTATIONS and valedictions to each other are often rote. “Hey, how ya doin’?” “Morning.” “See ya later” might even be reduced to “Later.”… Continue reading