Food You Don’t Know About

I must offer a small explanation for a lack of recent blog posts. Our minister has been on vacation, and I offered to cover for him while he was gone. So I’ve been spending my time working on Sunday sermons rather than my blogs. Both are rewarding and profitable in that it requires thought and […]

Two Funerals

I’ve been to two funerals in the past two weeks. The differences couldn’t be much more striking. One was a celebration of a life well-lived and a desire to ‘go home’ finally fulfilled. The other was a sadder affair; the grieving of a life which never really began. Death is never an easy thing to […]

Flawless

A few years ago, the group MercyMe released a song with the title Flawless. You can listen to it here. It’s a song with an important message and is one of my favorite contemporary Christian songs. If you’ve never heard it you definitely need to listen to it; if you have heard it you need […]

Higher Expectations

“But know this: Hard times will come in the last days. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud, demeaning, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, without love for what is good, traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to the […]

Shame…and Forgiveness

Sometimes when I choose to write, I don’t choose my topics as much as they choose me through circumstance, conversation, or repetition. That last one is the case here. The topic of shame has been coming around quite often for the past few days, in various ways and places. It started with a movie. That […]

Colorblind

I’ve followed the events of the past few days, at least a little, and felt as though I ‘should write something’. What I found is I had little or nothing to add to the conversation that might carry any weight. We are a people that seem to be intent on tearing ourselves to pieces without […]

“I Came Just to Meet You”

I’ve read the story of the Samaritan woman and her encounter with Jesus for years. John’s account in his Gospel is straightforward, but it needs some closer examination to really understand what’s going on there. The episode of  the program The Chosen which deals with her helps broaden the picture of who she is and […]