|Pastor takes on look at God's humanity|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune|
|Friday, 06 December 2013 08:55|
Pastor Jeff Ridenour, who serves both Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomdale and Bradner United Methodist Church, will begin a unique series at both churches on Sunday.
He shares regarding a hit song which asks, "What if God was one of us?"
Ridenour says, "This song, while popular, is often misunderstood as it asks deep questions about the ability of people to see God, communicate with God, and even consider that God wants to be part of our neighborhood."
The pastor is firm in his belief that everyone can know God, and even have a deep relationship with him, noting how we are in a time of year that celebrates the fact that the "One True God" wanted to be so close to us he gave up being eternal for a short period of time to become fully human while remaining fully divine.
Ridenour's series begins this Sunday and will runs through the beginning of January. The series, in its entirety, focuses on this action of "God fully embracing humanity by becoming fully human while remaining fully Divine."
He begins with a focus on the names of God reminding people that "God's last name isn't Dammit, and Jesus' middle initial isn't H."
He says in coming weeks he will include questions about God's appearance, seeing God and God's work in others, and even why God would take time for humanity and the world, when they make mistakes.
The Bloomdale church worships at 9 a.m. The Bradner service is held at 10:30 a.m.
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