Author: Glenn Johnson

The Restoration Question

The Restoration Question In the Gospel of Acts, the disciples ask the restoration question: So when they had come together, they asked him, ‘Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?’ – Acts of the Apostles 1:6 Jesus teaching to the disciples was heavily focused on the kingdom of God. […]

The Tulips of Pella

The Tulips of Pella My day begin in a gathering of High Priests, Evangelists and Bishops as we shared memories of May Day Baskets in the pre-gathering time on Zoom. While I have faint memories of my sister having been involved with May Day Baskets at some time in early childhood, this is not a […]

A Fish Breakfast by the Galilee

A Fish Breakfast by the Galilee The 21st chapter of the Gospel of John provides a peculiar ending to the story of Jesus. Even as a resurrection appearance story it is unusual. While Matthew and Luke’s gospels tell of the ascension, John simply ends the story with Jesus having breakfast by the lake in the […]

Journey in the Mystery of God

Journey in the Mystery of God Steve Veazey, President of Community of Christ, recently shared in an interview with Linda Booth on the Project Zion Podcast in a very interesting discussion that touched on spirituality: I think it’s proven that hard times cause more people to spiritually yearn to seek God for help and hope […]

Pursue Peace on Earth!

Pursue Peace on Earth! We see it on Christmas cards every year: “Peace on Earth!” But what would the world look like if individuals, congregations and communities truly pursued peace on earth? Is it important to “pursue peace on earth?” The reason Community of Christ pursues Christ’s mission to pursue peace on earth is deeply […]

Finding God in a Box of Cereal

Finding God in a Box of Cereal Mark 9:38-42, 49-50 John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.” But Jesus said, “Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name […]

On Easter Wednesday, How Does Community Conquer Death?

On Easter Wednesday, How Does Community Conquer Death? As we continue our journey of Eastertide in celebration of the resurrected Christ, I am focused on the question today of what it means to be the community of Christ? “Being truly human and living in community are inseparable. This wisdom is beautifully captured in an African […]

Remembering Nigeria

I had the opportunity to study in Nigeria where I confronted not only ignorance on my part  but it forced me to stare in the face of diversity of religion, to feel the loneliness of being in the minority and to witness  profound poverty as well as the sad lack of education, law and community […]