Tag Archive: reconciliation

Prayer for Healing

“Are any among you sick?  They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them…”James 5:14 The book of James is full of practical pastoral advice.  It urges those who are sick to have others pray for them.  What might this look like in today’s world?  Read Kenneth Carter’s sermon,…

Forgiveness: Reconciliation of Brokenness

Forgiveness starts with being forgiven; so writes theologian L. Gregory Jones.  “People are mistaken if they think of forgiveness primarily as absolution from guilt. The purpose of forgiveness is the restoration of communion, a reconciliation of brokenness.”  Read Thomas Blair’s sermon reflecting on the practice of forgiveness.


Broken and Restored Relationship “Practicing forgiveness can produce dramatic transformations in our imaginations and the psychological, social and political horizons of our lives.” – L. Gregory Jones Forgiveness is a central theme in the teachings of Jesus.  It sounds simple, but it is often very hard.  Sometimes courage is required to forgive in day-to-day conflicts,…