Years ago, newly-minted from seminary and serving my first church, I preached a fiery sermon on the counter-cultural ministry of Jesus.
A woman's son committed suicide following decades of hard living that caused deep pain to himself and others.
Martin B. Copenhaver
In the last decade or so of my father's life he developed an interest in wine.
This "savior" stuff doesn't come naturally to our contemporary, self-reliant, "can-do" culture.
Emily C. Heath
I would rather write five sermons than lead the children's lesson at church.
I was not a model student in my younger years.
Quinn G. Caldwell
On Palm Sunday, Jesus starts a very difficult journey. He's about to walk a hard road to a terrible place.
Jewish-Christian relations have changed, thank God, in the last decades, but as Christians, we still need to pay attention to how we tell the story of Holy Week.
Could your church turn out a fifth-grade pacifist in a gun-crazed town? How about in a gun-crazed nation?
There must be some kind of sacrament to interruptions, like at open-air assemblies or picnics, where some spiritual guru demands your food.