Three Types Of Faith
Posted on October 31, 2016

Last week I encouraged you to read the 14th chapter of Matthew. Let me encourage you this week to read chapter 15. It is also a quick read and similarly filled with poignant Truth.

Fear-Driven, Love-Driven
Posted on October 24, 2016

I want you to read the 14th chapter of Matthew. It’s not that long, and it is filled with insight for a world like ours. It’s basically the story of two distinctly different philosophies of life.

Stewardship
Posted on October 18, 2016

What we give is a barometer of what we believe. I rarely begin a blog that directly. Lord knows, I’ve never begun a stewardship sermon that directly. I’ll be honest with you: Most of us ministers hate preaching on Stewardship/Commitment Sunday. Why is that? It’s because everyone knows how the sermon will end before we complete the first sentence. It’s the most predictable Sunday of the year.

That was Then, This is Now
Posted on October 3, 2016

In my life, I do not recall a time since the mid-60s when race relations has been as heated and urgent a topic as it is currently. To be sure, those with an extended memory understand that things now are much different (and certainly better) than they were in the 60s. And yet, racial inequality and injustice are far more than mere ancient memories. Week by week we hear new and alarming stories of racial tensions and violence. From Ferguson to Staten Island to Cleveland to North Charleston to Tulsa, the stories continue.