Am I willing to enter joy? I meant to write about fairies, but something else happened.

Transcript: I wrote something I didn’t intend to write. It felt important to me. I post this in the interest of “putting it out there.” Here’s what happened: On most days, I free write for 20 minutes as part of my morning routine. It’s an adaptation of “morning pages” from Julia Cameron’s most excellent book, […]

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John Rallison is taking a break. See you in August!

Hi there! I want to let you know that I am offline for a little while. Just takin’ a break. My plan is to resume the podcast in August 2018. Until then… Peace to you, John

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Let’s Talk Politics & Christian Citizenship

From the archive, a sermon from July 2, 2017… Someone said she was feeling a little grrrr thinking about coming to church on the Sunday when PJ said he was going to talk about politics. But after the sermon, she said she was glad to be there. You will be glad to hear this sermon, […]

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I Was Looking on the Floor…

If you are continually frustrated with something in your life, the answer may not be to try harder. You might have to look at it in a different way altogether. Video Audio

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You Are God’s Child. You Are God’s Gift to the World.

In this sermon, Pastor John begins by talking about how to see loss and change with the eyes of faith. Then he reminds us that we are God’s children. Further, each one of us is actually God’s gift to the world. Doesn’t that change your perspective on who you are and what your’re about?? Video […]

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Love over Rules

We, humans, love our rules. We like to measure and compare. After the 10 Commandments came over 600 other rules. Then came rules about the rules, called the Mishnah. Then came rulings about the rules about the rules, call the Gemarah. Jesus only used the word “command” once: “Love one another.” We want to tighten […]

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“I am the vine, you are the branches… abide in me” (sermon 2018APR29)

This sermon didn’t get recorded, so I did a Facebook live video in my office and then I posted it as a YouTube video and a  podcast. You’ll hear the switch story about moving into discipline. We’ll talk about what it means to “abide” in Christ. And we’ll spend a little time on meditation or […]

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