45 results for tag: Ed Dunn

A Renewal of Compassion – by Ed Dunn

The times in which we live have been, in a word, tough. The last two years have seen radical changes in our health, both mentally and physically, our nation, politically, racially and economically, and our world, as we try to move around it. It’s been easy of late to take up a position on any number of topics, to stop listening altogether to different points of view, and to see large groups of people as “other.” I know I’ve felt a strong pull towards this polarization, and the harmful attitudes that come along with it. I take public transportation to every destination I can’t get to on foot. Given my eyesight condition, I gave up my ...

Reflecting On Grace by Ed Dunn

On a recent visit to see my parents, my mother caught me completely by surprise one morning after breakfast. With a smile on her face, she handed me a small treasure buried deep in the palm of her hand. She handed me a white-gold ring. “Here,” she said, “this was your great grandmother Grace’s engagement ring. I want you to have it.” “Whoa, wow!!...really?!…my great grandmother’s engagement ring?” The thought of such a personal and precious item from my great grandmother so many years ago took me back. “I’m honored and flattered, mom, thank you so much!” Beyond that, I was speechless. I didn’t know what else to ...

This Month at PTM – May 2022

Reflecting on Grace Watch a short video and message by Ed Dunn as he updates us on the latest from Christianity Without the Religion and Plain Truth Ministries. https://vimeo.com/701411984

Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled by Ed Dunn

What a time we’ve lived through together these last few years! How could we have ever imagined a global virus that would lock us down for so long? Or social injustice and unrest that would threaten to tear our country apart?  And now, the war in the Ukraine. These have been troubling times, indeed. And yet, we now find ourselves in the midst of a new Easter season. As we do, what perspective can we see in the life of Jesus to help us face and feel his peace during troubling times such as these? The gospel account is well familiar to us during this special time of year. John 14:1-27 (KJV) gives us a glimpse into a conversation as Jesus ...

This Month at PTM – April 2022

The Peace of Christ by Ed Dunn Watch a short video by Ed Dunn as he updates us on the latest from Christianity Without the Religion and Plain Truth Ministries. https://vimeo.com/691961644

Looking At Life From The Outside In – by Ed Dunn

Thirty-six years ago, I began to lose the ability to see whatever it was I was looking at directly. I began to lose my central vision. As a college freshman at the time, new to the Los Angeles, California area from the hills and hollows of rural Western Pennsylvania, I was already somewhat overwhelmed by my “big-city” environment. To suddenly and most unexpectedly face the deterioration of my eyesight, after a life of perfect, 20/20 vision to that point, I must admit, I was completely terrified. How would I go on? How would I find my way with so much of life yet ahead of me? Following a long journey of eye doctor visits and the related ...

March 2022

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Looking at Life from the Outside In – pg. 1 Information Is Not Knowledge and Knowledge Is Not Wisdom – pg. 4 What's My Motivation? – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

CWR video – “Our Calling” – Ed Dunn

Short video on our Christian calling by Ed Dunn. https://player.vimeo.com/video/100961552

Doing the Work by Ed Dunn

I’ll never forget her words: Good job, Ed, good week - you are really Doing the Work! My counselor’s words would ring in my ears from the time I left her office until I would return again the following Friday afternoon. My counselor’s office had become a safe space, one I’d grown more comfortable within with each new visit. Week-in and week-out at a set time and within that comfortable space, her reinforcing message was clear: Keep Doing the work! “A counselor?!” you may ask. “Why did you need a counselor, Ed?” That’s a fair question. As a follow-up to my last column entitled, Let the Past Be the Past, please allow me an ...

This Month at PTM – February 2022

Love - 1 Corinthians 13 Watch a short video by Ed Dunn as he updates us on the latest from Christianity Without the Religion and Plain Truth Ministries. https://vimeo.com/669955697

February 2022

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Ruth Tucker: Confronting Religious Shaming– pg. 2 Ed Dunn: Doing the Work– pg. 5 Greg Albrecht: Changed in the Presence of Pure Love – pg. 7

Let the Past Be the Past by Ed Dunn

Past and future veil God from our sight; let them both be burned up with fire. – Rumi, 13th Century Persian Poet Life can give us such precious moments - a wedding day, closing on a first-home purchase, the birth of a child, a high school or college graduation – all of these events can remain with us as some of the best memories we can experience in life. Life can also present us with such difficulty and heartache at times - a bitter and contentious divorce, a financial mishap, parenting miss-steps which may have led to strained relationships with our children, health challenges and accidents – these types of events can reside with ...