Wednesdays at the Well

Planning a Wedding?

Posted by Rebecca Irelan on

Q. You and Hank had such a unique wedding. What advice do you have for someone who is planning to be married? A. This is the question that no one has ever asked me in 25 years of ministry. I don't even hear about most weddings until all the planning mistakes are already made. Here is a short...

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The Unanswered Question

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Question: Do you ever wonder why God doesn't strike you dead on a daily basis? Non-Answer:          I had just finished preaching a sermon on the parable of the Good Samaritan and had just heard an awe-inspiring testimony from Alison Praisewater, who...

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Tags: samaritan, unanswered questions, good neighbor

Jane's Story

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Posted by Rebecca Irelan on

        Q. Do you remember the "each one bring one" campaign to invite someone to church and into a relationship with Jesus Christ?         A. Let me tell you a story. Jane is one person who signed the "each one bring one" pledge back in May. She had...

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Tags: welcome, each one bring one

Why a Village?

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Q: Why are we in the church always using the phrase, "It takes a whole village?"          A: You often hear me repeating this African proverb because it captures something that many of us in the church feel has been lost in recent decades. As extended...

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Tags: village, individualism, communitarian, church, social religion, wesley