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January 28, 2013

Reflection for the Week- January 28th, 2013

Sometimes we sense a loss of contact with God. We grope around in darkness longing for light and wander through the desert thirsting for a cup of water. When this happens we need to cling to God and his promises, to the truth that we are not on our own, and to the reality that we have a destiny of being transformed into the image of Christ.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

January 21, 2013

Reflection for the Week- January 21st, 2013

God, I’m giving you a chance to show up and be accounted for. I have not been the most careful in dealing with my financial responsibilities, so I would like you to provide a way for me to pay my bills. There is also the small matter of a new job, and not just any job, but direct me to the right job for me. Furthermore, my accommodation is no longer satisfactory, and I would like you to lead me into finding a place that’s more suitable for me. If you don’t take care of my needs now and give me something to go on, then you must not love me or be personally involved in my life.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

January 14, 2013

Reflection for the Week- January 14th, 2013

Mirrors reflect too clearly and thereby falsify who we are. Perhaps, a better indicator f identity would be a prism, which has the capacity to create something new out of something old. In a sense, this metaphor may be a theologically fitting one for what God is doing for us. Self re-imaging and re-shaping will never have much to do with a physical appearance, as they desperately require a reliable representative who is able to transform the seen into the real.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

January 07, 2013

Reflection for the Week- January 7th, 2013

Barriers to belief in God may plague us throughout our lives. Forgone solutions and conclusions will only increase our difficulties, instead of resolving them. After all, our access to the possible world of Eden is beyond reach and we are hampered by a real world inability to get outside of ourselves in order to have an ultimate vantage point that will put all the pieces in place. Since this is true, we are likely to experience times of struggle and questioning, which occur on different levels, but choosing an alternative of automatic pilot spirituality where everything makes sense is merely a foil for non-sense. There is no such thing. Thus, as we ramble through our days, sometimes villains or sometimes disciples, we don’t want to give in to the pressures of unbelief, as powerful as they may appear to be, for the roadblocks on the path can turn into signposts that point in the direction that belief in God is warranted and sensible in the midst of this wild, wonderful, and broken world.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery