Buzz King: Faith in a post-faith world

Being spiritual and upbeat in a world that is hostile toward believers.

A Christmas blessing

December 24th, 2021

We look at the biblical use of a father's blessing for his son (in particular, Isaac's blessing of Jacob) as a metaphor for God's blessing for us.  I also remember, when I was a box boy in high school, being sent around town to collect stolen shopping carts, and a woman cursing at me when she saw me hop the wall into her backyard to retrieve a cart, and how she ended up blessing me.

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Shepherds

December 20th, 2021

As followers of Jesus, as people who believe in living the way that Jesus lived - with empathy, forgiveness, and grace for all - we inherit the responsibility to act as shepherds for people in spiritual and emotional need.  I look at a brief encounter where my wife and I came upon a lonely person displaced by a forest fire.

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Free!

December 12th, 2021

I stood in an ICU room with a young woman whose mother was dying.  She told me about the sacrifice her mother had made.  Fifteen years before, her mother had left home, traveled from the east coast to Colorado, to raise the children of her other daughter, who had died.  Then, the day before she was due to finally go home to her husband and her other daughter - after fifteen years - she suddenly had a massive stroke and would never awake again.  

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Blessed are those who thirst

December 6th, 2021

We are told that those who thirst will be blessed, and if we drink the spiritual water offered by Jesus, we will never thirst again.  But how do we remain willing and motivated to search out God in our lives after we have that first, great thirst that is satisfied?  

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