Tag: faith

Faith in Action

May 9, 2021 1 John 5:1-6 Growing up, I was captivated by the work of M.C. Escher. Trying to determine in many of his drawings whether the stairs were ascending or descending. Where did they start and where did they end? In much of… Continue Reading “Faith in Action”

Suffering for Faith

February 28, 2021 Mark 8:31-38 How far are you willing to go for your faith?   Are you willing to put your life on the line if needed?                   There are countless stories of martyrdom throughout Christian history, beginning with Stephen in the… Continue Reading “Suffering for Faith”

Fear and Faith

August 11, 2019 Luke 12:32-40 Fear and Faith. These are the recurring themes from our lessons this morning.  Could living our lives be as simple as stripping everything away to whether we are living in fear or if we are living in faith? Do… Continue Reading “Fear and Faith”

You Will Be Free Indeed!

October 28, 2018 Reformation Sunday John 8:31-36 As many of you know, I grew up in a town that was just a little bigger than Richmond. It lacked diversity, much like Richmond. And honestly, there was little to do in town, so we would… Continue Reading “You Will Be Free Indeed!”

A Review: Wounds Are Where Light Enters by Walter Wangerin, Jr.

Thanks to Englewood Review of Books for the advance copy and publishing this review. Walter Wangerin Jr. has become one of the quintessential story tellers of this day and age. His stories break through the mundane and add a personal touch to everything that he… Continue Reading “A Review: Wounds Are Where Light Enters by Walter Wangerin, Jr.”

A Review: A Course in Christian Mysticism by Thomas Merton, edited by Jon M. Sweeney

Thanks to Englewood Book Review for the advance copy and publishing this review. If you have never had the pleasure of visiting Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky, I would recommend you take the time to do so. My visit to Gethsemani several years ago was… Continue Reading “A Review: A Course in Christian Mysticism by Thomas Merton, edited by Jon M. Sweeney”

I Believe that I Cannot Believe

March 12, 2017 John 3:1-17 Have you ever wondered what it would be like living in a different time and place? Perhaps thinking that you may get away from some of the terror and fear we experience today. In reality though, the sin that… Continue Reading “I Believe that I Cannot Believe”

Living in the Mystery

It has been quite a while since I read The Shack  by Wm. Paul Young. I recall being touched by it when I first read it, and was kind of excited to find out that it was being made into a movie. I am not… Continue Reading “Living in the Mystery”

Faith the Size of a Mustard Seed

Luke 17:5-10 One of the things that I truly enjoy in this calling as your pastor is the ability to sit down and get to know you. I learn of those activities and passions that keep you moving throughout the week. As I have… Continue Reading “Faith the Size of a Mustard Seed”

Nothing More, Nothing Less

Galatians 2:15-21 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to set us free from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the… Continue Reading “Nothing More, Nothing Less”