Sunday Morning

Enough Already

I’m a genie and you’ve just popped the top on my home away from home. Thanks, now it’s payback time. Here’s the deal–times aren’t what they once were.  You don’t get three wishes.  Instead you get a choice.  You can have everything you want right now.  OR, you can have contentment.  Your answer please, I’ve [...]

First Word & Final Answer

If you compare the four gospels–cut, paste and harmonize every account–you might have the most complete picture of Jesus’ life.  But is it the best picture? Maybe it’s the difference between the multi-angle camera shots from today’s televised athletic events, and a helmet cam worn by your favorite player. Of the four, John’s Gospel is [...]

Election ’16

I generally put in a paragraph here to describe the content of a sermon series. Imagine a paragraph describing Election 2016! I’ve looked long and hard and I’m sorry to say that God’s Word won’t tell you explicitly how to vote in November. But it does have something to say. Check it out! Who Can [...]

The Great Gospel Roadtrip

Picture Luke at a table messy with handwritten memos, memorabilia, and photos.  Luke is making a scrapbook for Theophilus.  He’s got to be choosy or this book will be too big to carry!  So he chooses this incident and that story.  He recalls this moment, and borrows someone else’s notes for one he missed.  Luke [...]

What a Beautiful “Dei”

We often hear a message that sounds like:  ”live free.” “be true to yourself,” and  ”cast off expectations.”   Sounds noble enough.  But when it all gets cooked down, it can turn out to be a doctrine of being responsible to no one but yourself; of answering to no one higher than yourself.  Is that [...]

Caller Unknown

Are you likely to answer the call, if God isn’t in your contacts? Here’s what it’s going to take to make God more than an acquaintance. Caller Unknown 1CallerUnknown What Kinda Fool 2WhatKindaFool God is Great, God is Good 3GoodGreat How Do I Love You? 4HowLoveYou The Exhibit 5TheExhibit What’s That You Say? 6WhatSay

Going for Broke

It happens occasionally, sure.  But who would ever value brokenness?  Is there any benefit to being broken?  Is there any other way to be whole? Going for Broke  1GoingForBroke Better for Being Broke  2BetterBroke Wounded or Broke?  3BrokeNotWounded God Heals the Brokenhearted  4GodHeals A Painful Reminder  5PainfulReminder Magic Tears  6MagicTears Going for Broke (Reprise)  7VolunteerBroke

Bring It!

Guys are often guilty of this.  Some of us can spend hours at the big box store looking at tools.  We are fascinated with the promised capability.  Sometimes the draw becomes irresistible and we take the tool home–just to have that promised capability.  ”I’ve never serviced my own car, but if I ever have to tighten a [...]

Sunday Best

“Sunday Best” brings to mind shopping, an air of excitement, crisp pressed creases and frilly ruffles. It’s black and white. It is pomp and display. It is also orchestration, etiquette and decorum. “Sunday Best” is order brought about by protocol and expectations. And so, “Sunday Best” also brings to mind a certain uncomfortable stiffness. We’ve [...]


Unless you’re quite a bit younger than me, you’ve probably never shared your playlist. If you’re older than me, a “playlist” is the digital list of songs you like most. It strikes me that sharing that list could be kind of a vulnerable thing to do. When you share your playlist, you’re saying “listen to [...]

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