Posts by Bob Rhodes
This week, our text invites us to think about risk, and I’m certain that we all take risks from time to time.
We each make hundreds of choices a day, ranging from socks to seasonings, from freeways to food. Joshua’s conversation with the people of Israel reminds us that we get to choose whether or not to acknowledge and follow God’s invitation.
When I read studies and articles related to the decline of membership in mainline Protestant denominations, they often lead to explorations of generational differences and ultimately to this question: where are the Millennials?
This Sunday’s text is particularly challenging for religious leaders. While Jesus is not uncharacteristic in his critique of the Pharisees, this particular text hits home for many Clergy.
We conclude our Stewardship dialogue exploring witness, though the idea of witnessing or sharing our faith is one that evokes a variety of perspectives.
Pacific Beach UMC has a long history of service such that we have become known in the community as the church that feeds the homeless. But is that all there is to service?
Often the idea of stewardship is only thought of in terms of financial giving – our gifts. But an easy trap to get into is that God needs our money. I don’t believe that for a second.
The October tradition at Pacific Beach UMC is to explore our Stewardship commitments. This week we explore the importance of our presence in the ministries of the church.
The church is a community of faith, but what does that actually mean? And why is it important?
The October tradition at Pacific Beach UMC is to explore our Stewardship commitments. We begin with prayer because there can be no Stewardship without first being in conversation with God.