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 Book of Acts.   I would like to share a couple stories… Continue reading Suffering for 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 quite often drive to Lansing on the weekends to go shopping… 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 shares. Whether his stories are based upon scripture or from his… 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 one of my first true encounters with the work of Thomas… 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 occurs today is no greater than the sin that has occurred… Continue reading I Believe that I Cannot Believe