Bill Johnson

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Judas and Jesus Meet Again

Judas and Jesus Meet Again Throughout the centuries, we’ve all been Judas.  Betraying God in a multitude and myriad of ways.  If there is no grace, forgiveness and hope for him, there is none for any of us.  Based on… Continue Reading →

Reflections on the 4th Word from the Cross

A Facebook Live Video Reflection, a couple of quotes, a poem and a song for a Good Friday meditation. Reflections by Bill: Link to Facebook Live Video Reflection. Quote by Beuchner: MY GOD, MY GOD, why hast thou forsaken me?” As Christ speaks… Continue Reading →

License Plate Message

License Plate Message “I remember sitting parked by the roadside once, terribly depressed and afraid about my daughter’s illness and what was going on in our family, when out of nowhere a car came along down the highway with a… Continue Reading →

Keep Them Close

Keep Them Close (All Saints Day 2016) Keep them close, The ones who have gone, Who have gone on and died on you. You know the ones. You know their names. Of course you do – the ones you have… Continue Reading →

Your Life in Jelly Beans

What?!  Your life in jelly beans!  Perhaps this would be better to post on Easter instead - you know, with all the jellybeans?  But, it's Halloween today and I'm tying to tie together some though...

Everything is Holy Now

I've experienced the sacredness and holiness of God and life in many church services over the years through the music, aesthetics, preaching, communion, God's word, the Spirit, the gathered commu...

Church as an AA Meeting

"I do not believe that such groups as these (AA) are perfect any more than anything is perfect, but I believe that the church has an enormous amount to learn from them. I also believe that what goes on in them is far closer to what Christ meant his church to be, and what it originally was, than much of what goes on in most churches I know. These groups have no buildings or official leadership or money. They have no rummage sales, no altar guilds, no every-member canvases. They have no preachers, no choirs, no liturgy, no real estate. They have no creeds. They have no programs. They make you wonder if the best thing that could happen to many a church might not be to have its buildings burn down and to lose all its money. Then all that the people would have left would be God and each other." Frederick Buechner
 

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