Month: November 2015

Advent Devotion November 30

Psalm 90:1-2 Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. Our current history that we are aware of as humanity… Continue Reading “Advent Devotion November 30”

Advent Devotion November 29

Jeremiah 33:14-16 The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David;… Continue Reading “Advent Devotion November 29”

Coming Soon: Advent Devotions

This coming Sunday, November 29, be on the lookout for an Advent Daily Devotional that you can use during the season of Advent on this blog. There will be a new Advent Devotional posted every morning based on the daily lectionary. It will consist… Continue Reading “Coming Soon: Advent Devotions”

where are we going?

I am not quite sure what to think of the current state of politics within our country. While, as a pastor, I do not strongly impress my views on others. Whether I vote Republican, Democrat, or even Independent should not truly matter. As we… Continue Reading “where are we going?”

Book Review: The Abbey by James Martin, SJ

James Martin ventures into the world of the novel with excellence! Previously having written other books away from the fiction genre, his offering in The Abbey is great and one that can and should be shared with others on their own faith journey. Following… Continue Reading “Book Review: The Abbey by James Martin, SJ”

My Heart Aches

My heart truly aches for the world. What has taken place this past week, not just in Paris, but also in Beirut and Syria. The ongoing clash of people that are afraid of other people. Tribe is pitted against tribe! As I preached this… Continue Reading “My Heart Aches”

do not doubt in your heart

This verse has been playing through my head this past week since it was part of the Daily Lectionary. It comes from Mark 11:23 Truly I tell you, if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and if you… Continue Reading “do not doubt in your heart”

Book Review: Faith Forming Faith by Paul E. Hoffman

What would the church, or the world for that matter, be like if we were to follow in the original teachings and faith formation of the founders of the church? Paul Hoffman brings this question to the forefront as he examines the adult catechumen… Continue Reading “Book Review: Faith Forming Faith by Paul E. Hoffman”

Book Review: Racing the Rain by John L. Parker, Jr.

This book follows up Parker’s two other books about Quenton Cassidy, Once a Runner and Again to Carthage.  Once a Runner is a book that must be on every runners must read list. I would argue that the other two are just as good. In Racing in the Rain,… Continue Reading “Book Review: Racing the Rain by John L. Parker, Jr.”

Writing a book or novel?

Last month when perusing Facebook I saw a post from a fellow pastor promoting NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). Actually, he was taking a spin on it and asked if anyone would like to participate in NaTheoWriMo (National Theology Writing Month). The goal is… Continue Reading “Writing a book or novel?”