Increasing as I age, I become more aware of my sinful nature. It’s not as if I’m a terrible person, but I realize the powerful effect sin has on my life and the world God loves. Perhaps it is the realization I have that I have the power to destroy and great potential to create … More Ash Wednesday – February 14, 2018
Was Jonah mad because he had played by the rules, the same rules that had gotten him ahead in life? Was Jonah jealous that God would waste his time on people he refused to get to know? … More Pouting in the Pit or Preaching to the People?
I’m going to share a truth that we know is true, but for some reason, it’s easier for us to deny it. The truth I’m speaking of is that sometimes life just isn’t fair. It’s a reality that sooner or later we’re all going to face. It’s best that we are learning this fact while … More God’s Great Reversal – Matthew 20:1-16
Mark Noll begins in his book, The New Shape of World Christianity, with the following observations: This past Sunday more Christian believers attended worship in China than in all of Europe. This past Sunday more Anglicans attended church in Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda than did Anglicans in Britain and Canada and Episcopalians in the … More A Survey of World Christianity
The Wild Goose festival is perhaps best described as a gathering for the arts, music, spirituality, community, social justice and for those who are seeking a common humanity by breaking down stereotypes and the social imagination of North America culture. … More Experiencing the “Wild Goose Festival” July 13-16, 2017 |Hot Springs, North Carolina
Easter isn’t something that we can prove happened. At the end of the day, Easter isn’t about the evidence of Jesus resurrection. Faith, after all, is not provable. … More Easter- Evidence or Experience? A Sermon for Easter
Isn’t just like God, you know….the God who was born in a manger, to hide what might be the most miraculous event in a simple ceremony. … More Water and the Word: Lutherans and Baptism
During our interactions with others, through words and action, we can choose who it is we are going to be – the one who spreads love or the one who shows contempt. … More “What is War?” An Article for the ‘Voice of Muscatine’ Newspaper