Back in February, I preached on back-to-back Sundays to fill in for our pastor. The first sermon I published last month, and now, after finally finding time to upload it, I offer the second one. This is based on a difficult text in Galatians 5:13-26 and as such the sermon rambles more than previous entries. […]Read more "Sermon: Spirit v. Flesh"
I knew Homer’s The Iliad took place during the Trojan War. I learned that it specifically covered the final year. More specifically, as I sat down and read the epic tome, I found it barely covers a week in that year. The plot revolves around the anger of the top Greek fighter, Achilles. The head of […]Read more "The Petty Rage of ‘The Iliad’"
Much is said on Easter weekend every year of Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday, but little attention is given to the day between. On Friday some go to church and commemorate the solemn act of Christ on the cross, leave for a day, and then return early Sunday to celebrate the resurrection. What should we […]Read more "God Rested"
Last year I did a monthly series called “Turning into Dad” that I wrote as I enetered fatherhood and adjusted to my new life. I’m retiring that series and beginning a new one: Parental Perspective. This will consider issues and challenges related to parenting. Enjoy! I’ll go out on a limb here and say I […]Read more "Parental Perspective: Who Owns My Child?"
Damaron’s Gun is an obscure title from obscure Western author Wesley Ray. The yarn follows Blain Damaron, a gunman for hire, who is tracking a wanted man. He chases the outlaw to his old hometown and quickly dispatches him. The sheriff requires Damaron to stay for the inquest and this forces the gunslinger into an […]Read more "How Community Tamed ‘Damaron’s Gun’"
It has been a long time since I’ve posted any sermon audio. Time to end the drought! Here is a sermon I gave recently on Haggai 2. I also covered chapter 1 about a year and a half ago. If you would like to hear what I said then, you can listen to it on […]Read more "Sermon: Better Days Ahead"
Last year the #metoo movement exploded across social media as women everywhere shared their stories of sexual harrassment and abuse. This movement highlighted the ways women are often treated as sub-human, objects of pleasure and not with respect. It has passed through Hollywood, politics, and even the church. The ramifications of this moment in our […]Read more "Marriage in a #MeToo World"