Reflections on the Cross…

Reflections on the Cross…

This past Good Friday, in lieu of doing a traditional sermon, I wrote a monologue from the point of view of Mary, mother of Jesus, reflecting on the cross. Here is the monologue. I just can’t believe any of it. I feel numb, utterly numb. I’ve never even felt this way...

Preparing for Easter

In preparation for Easter, many people mark the season of Lent by giving something up, focusing on something spiritual, or simplifying their lives. Several people have contacted me recently about why there have not been new posts. Throughout most of Lent, I have not...
God Provides

God Provides

Read the Book of Ruth (it’s very short!) The book of Ruth is something you have probably heard quoted at a wedding or two, “Where you go I will go. And where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people, and your God my God.” It’s a beautiful line of deep...
Human Authority Fallible

Human Authority Fallible

Read Judges 2 If there were to be a news headline for the book of Judges, perhaps it would read, “Human Authority Fallible.” Over the past twenty years, headlines have indicted many a religious leader for sexual misconduct, power plays, and greed. But none of this is...
A Promise Fulfilled…

A Promise Fulfilled…

Read Joshua 4:1-7 The book of Joshua is one of the most difficult books to swallow for some. It is a graphic tale of war, trial, tribulation, and conquering. It is a tale many a pastor has struggled to preach, or worse, has preached as a means to justify colonization,...