Lightfoot
Posted on June 19, 2017

Who was the most successful singer last year in terms of income, making more money than any other singer on the planet?

That’s easy, right? It had to be Beyonce’. If that were your guess, I would’ve guessed the same. However, we would have both been wrong.

Tower of Babel
Posted on June 12, 2017

I think this blog should be called “Babbling.” (You may think many of my sermons deserve that title.) Do you remember the story of the Tower of Babel? It appears in Genesis 11:1-9. The story is an example of Hebrew midrash (think “parable”) and sought to explain why there are so many different people who speak so many different languages when presumably we all started out the same.

Pentecost
Posted on June 5, 2017

We are now in the season of Pentecost. Too often we mistakenly think that it is simply a single day on the annual church calendar. It's a day we know when we will celebrate Communion. It's the day when we will receive a new year’s Confirmation Class. It's a day when we can be pretty sure that the preacher will talk about "the Birthday of The Church" (even though "church" was actually birthed much earlier than Pentecost when Jesus established it at Caesarea Philippi). Too much of the time when we think of Pentecost, we think of a single day.