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Sermoncropped-angel20of20grief201.jpg podcast, December 22, 2014, from Seminole Heights United Methodist Church, Tampa, FL

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By Matt Horan

Perhaps you’ve heard the old saying, “There are no atheists in a foxhole.”  I’ve never been an atheist or in a foxhole, but from what I’ve learned about foxholes, I can see how such a saying might arise.  A foxhole is a hole in the ground that soldiers would hide in to avoid enemy gunfire.  I assure you that I would pray fervently and frequently while in a hole designed to help me avoid enemy gunfire.

Most of the world’s religions recruit poorly during good times.  You never see someone after reaping a financial windfall exclaim, “The first thing I’m going to do is go worship and thank God!”  No, it seems that foxholes are better evangelists than winning lottery tickets are.   (more…)

By Matt Horanwelcome forest

            Evangelism is terrifying sometimes, isn’t it?  You’re basically approaching someone wit the message, “The way you are isn’t quite enough.  You need Jesus.”  Unless you’re one of those annoying bullhorn people, who wants to say that? (more…)