“If you aren’t preaching on abortion, you’re silence is damning.” “If you aren’t preaching on sex trafficking, you are a part of the problem.” “If you aren’t preaching on racism, you are enabling racists.” “If you aren’t preach on political issues, you aren’t leading your people.” There aren’t enough weeks in a year. Not enough … More Twitter Shall Not Control the Pulpit
Christmas is drawing near, so let’s look at The Magnificat together!
I live in a small rural town in South Carolina. It’s a place where churches are on every street corner and every household at least claims to be longstanding members of some congregation. And yet, it is a place where defeatism reigns. Churches teeter on the edge of financial collapse. Most of the aging buildings … More Victories That Will Never Satisfy
Just in case you are tired of stressing about tomorrow’s election, here is a quick experiment I put together. This is some on the fly exegesis of the poetry and structure of Psalm 100. If you are encouraged or find this helpful, let me know and share it with others. Perhaps I’ll start making these … More Exegesis on the Fly: Psalm 100 (Video)
I was thumbing through Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s The Cost of Discipleship again a couple of weeks ago. In Chapter 2: The Call of Discipleship, I came across an enlightening few paragraphs on the call of Levi the tax collector: “And as he passed by he saw Levi, the son of Alphaeus, sitting at the place of toll, and … More Bonhoeffer: The Command ‘Follow Me’ Is Not Complicated
How do we weather the seasons in life where we are at sea, away from friends, fair havens are left in the distant past, we are on a sinking ship in the middle of a hurricane, and slowly everything we needed has been stripped away? You lose your job or you’re bombing several classes or … More When Life Is Not Friends and Fair Havens