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Radio WEZE 590AM : Alex Canavan interviews Dr. Miranda

WEZE 590 general manager Alex Canavan recently interviewed Dr. Miranda. Listen as Dr. Miranda explains his dream of the Lion of Judah hovering over Boston, a vision that prompted pastor Miranda to move his church from Cambridge to Boston and to rename it 'Congregation Lion of Judah'. Dr. Miranda points out the authoritative, regal dimension of Jesus as the 'Lion of Judah' in addition to being the 'Lamb of God'. Being made in HIS image, Dr. Miranda feels that God calls us to reflect that the 'Lion of Judah' lives within all of us. However, we can only be effective when we fight in unity. Both Mr. Canavan and Dr. Miranda highlight the importance of the upcoming unity meeting in Tremont Temple.  Read More »

10 : Conclusion

As we can see from the preceding comments, much critical work remains to be done in the months ahead. Read More »

9: Specfic tasks ahead

In just a few days (May 26, 2005) a group of major leaders of the Church in Massachusetts will be convening to pray and reflect on the possibility of elaborating an operative Master Plan for the Commonwealth, just as envisioned in the original document. Already, the development process has begun through several presentations made to small gatherings of leaders on various occasions. Substantive observations and suggestions have been made and undeniable momentum has been gathering around this initiative. With each round of exploration, greater concreteness has been gained, and the perils and promise of this endeavor have become more evident. Read More »

Dr. Roberto Miranda : An open letter to our young leaders

This lettter was written by pastor Miranda to a young aspiring minister. We've felt that it might benefit others as well. May it be a blessing to you, and inspire you to seek excellence and integrity in your own ministry. Read More »

8 : Love, conflict and controversy

Another zone of concern lies in the area of conflict and controversy. Love and compassion are at the very heart of the Christian ethos, and those of us who take that call seriously are understandably resistant to the idea of engaging in serious conflict with our neighbors. Read More »

7 : Paradigms of discipline and authority

As we have suggested before, sustained participation in something as complex and tentative as the Master Plan does require the exercise of a certain kind of discipline. Read More »

Sermon January 1, 2006 : Isaiah 43:18

Isaiah 43, verse 18, speaks to us this morning. It says “forget the former things, do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing and now it springs up, do you now perceive it? I am making a way in the desert, and streams in the wasteland.”  Read More »

6: The need for clarity

Some additional comments are in order at this point. Read More »

5 : Modest beginnings

I am aware that this kind of language immediately sends up red flags in some people’s minds. The thought of committing to support a far-ranging assortment of actions and initiatives, all of which we may not be in full agreement with, arouses legitimate reservations in many of us. Furthermore, talk of exploring the idea of a body of elders for the region may be even more alarming. The thought of throwing our lot with individuals and groups which we regard with a certain amount of skepticism may also induce wariness. Read More »

4: Living by design

As I have reflected on what it takes to learn to live life by design rather than improvisation or happenstance, I have discovered that the single biggest obstacle is the need to rewire the brain, so to speak, to adopt a new way of thinking. Read More »