Tag: 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

My Favorite Podcasts!

So, do you have any favorite podcasts? Do you know what a podcast is? I have been listening to several favorites for the last couple of years as well as adding some newer ones recently. For those of you still wondering what a podcast…

Singing our Faith

Luke 1:39-55 Grace and Peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ. After a few weeks of waiting and preparations we are getting ever closer to Christmas. In just a few short days we will be celebrating the birth of…