The God I Don't Know

Presented at Dayspring Church 10/23

Not too long ago I was invited to a party at a friend’s house.  It was a casual affair with people who I mostly didn’t know.  I was there because I loved Cary—and most of the people were her friends at UCO.  Before long one of the people, who learned that I was a Professor at Oklahoma Christian, began kidding with me about my church’s position on instrumental music (that’s one way to light up a party) and then he started talking about how he didn’t believe in god because he was an atheist.”  To which I said, “Tell me more about this God you don’t believe in—I’m not sure I believe in him either!”  We had a great discussion, and as it turns out, I didn’t believe in his God either!  I’ve had this conversation many times—people telling me about the God that neither of us believe in!

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Freedom and the Good Place

Presented at Dayspring Church 10/23

Have you ever noticed how people use the term, “Good Place?”  They say, “She’s not in a very good place right now.”  Or, “The last time you saw me I wasn’t in a very good place.”  Or more positively, “I’m in a pretty good place right now.  But what does that actually mean? What does it mean to be in a good place? And be careful—because how you answer this question says a lot about what you value and what and who your god really is.

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The Good Place

Presented at Dayspring Church 10/23

Let’s begin this service with a confession, shall we?  Cary and I have a new guilty pleasure—we like a new television comedy show entitled The Good Place.  Okay, another confession, I really like the show—Cary not as much—but she loves me and watches it with me because I like it so much! So far, there has only been seven episodes and I would recommend them all.  (The fact that I like it is probably a sure sign that the show will be cancelled at the end of the season!)

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