Stories by the Rev. Jeff Miller

Saturday, Aug 13, 2016

Sound of silence can be beautiful thing to hear

The entire book of the Old Testament book of Proverbs can be summed up in one word: Listen. There are hundreds of exhortations in those pages on the subject of speech, and you'll find more about ...
By the Rev. Jeff Miller

Friday, June 10, 2016

Fallacy of pretense, beauty of grace

Last week it finally happened. At the age of 43, for the first time in my life, I got to wear makeup. I was doing a video interview, and my oily Italian skin was a bit too shiny for the cameras, ...
By the Rev. Jeff Miller

Friday, April 22, 2016

Miller: God gives us times of refreshing

I think that we all have a sense of idealism that tells us at an early age that "life is good," as the T-shirt says. But all of us know that at some point our idealism can begin to crumble, ...
By the Rev. Jeff Miller

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

Miller: The real work of Christ happens in the streets

Things at home were tumultuous, to put it nicely. Then one night after a karate class a friend put a Bible in my hand.
By the Rev. Jeff Miller

Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

Diversity important in churches, too

If we are inviting God's Kingdom on Earth, as the Lord's Prayer tells us to, then we desire that the every tribe, tongue and nation that worship God in heaven might be reflected here and now as ...
By the Rev. Jeff Miller

Friday, April 24, 2015

Hardships strenghten faith

Win or lose is not important. The important thing is that you and I surrender to God in whatever he allows to come upon us, and allow his truth and glory to be expressed in the many deaths that we ...
By the Rev. Jeff Miller

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

Is modern Christianity too sanitized?

I am concerned that churches and the Christians who fill them have largely lost the impropriety that characterizes our faith.
By the Rev. Jeff Miller

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Put down the smartphone and make a real connection

Zaxby's, Friday night. My wife, myself and my four kids are enjoying chicken together. As we are eating, I notice something: We are the only ones talking to one another. Fourteen out of 17 people ...
By the Rev. Jeff Miller

Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013

Letter: Now, the other Mr. Miller

I cordially invite the other Jeff Miller to breakfast or perhaps coffee, my treat.
By the Rev. Jeff Miller

Friday, May 24, 2013

Humans weren't meant for violence

I believe that our world today has largely exchanged the sacred gift of life for a lust for violence. Many people are not even aware that this has happened.
By the Rev. Jeff Miller

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013

God teaches us special love for special people

There are people all around us with special needs. Take the time to enter their world, and you will find a new level of love from God.
By the Rev. Jeff Miller

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

Letter: Mr. Miller, meet Mr. Miller

I have no agenda and will not bring up faith unless he does.
By the Rev. Jeff Miller

Friday, Nov. 16, 2012

A thankful heart prepares the way for God

Let's make a choice to see all of life as a gift. Let's approach Thanksgiving not as a greedy consumer, but as a grateful beneficiary.
By the Rev. Jeff Miller

Friday, Sept. 7, 2012

Money management reveals our hearts

Your checkbook ledger and credit card statement are a mirror of character - who you are and what your priorities are at the deepest level.
By the Rev. Jeff Miller

Friday, July 27, 2012

Weakness can be a blessing

In his second letter to the Corinthian church, Paul says it like this: You will experience weakness, and this weakness will develop new strength in you.
By the Rev. Jeff Miller

Friday, March 23, 2012

Never take tomorrow for granted

A few months ago, I was driving along happily when suddenly my old Honda puttered out and died. After it was repaired, the sense of security I'd had before was gone.
By the Rev. Jeff Miller

Friday, Feb. 10, 2012

Sexual pleasure bestowed by God

No matter what our culture, or perhaps our church, has made it to be, the Holy Bible presents human sexuality as wonderful.
By the Rev. Jeff Miller

Friday, Oct. 14, 2011

Gluttony: The ignored sin

I should like to speak today about gluttony. But first, I humbly admit to the reader that this is one of my biggest struggles. Well, really, it’s not a struggle; it is a sin. Ouch.
By the Rev. Jeff Miller

Friday, June 3, 2011

Blessed and happy are the slow

Recently I acquired a 31-year old Honda Civic. Puttering around town in this car gives one an experience of nostalgia, of simplicity, of slowness.
By the Rev. Jeff Miller

Friday, March 25, 2011

Singing brings us in harmony with our faith

Whether a choir fifty strong at First Presbyterian, the contemporary band at the Vineyard or the booming voices of the men at Augusta Rescue Mission, singing is something that is inherent to most ...
By the Rev. Jeff Miller
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