Quit Blaming the Kids

In the aftermath of an atrocity such as the massacre last week we enter into the Facebook and other social media debate. One unfortunate aspect of that debate inevitably is one that argues that the [...]

Tired of the Meanness

Also...before posting or sharing anything on social media. As I walked through Costco today I could sense a change in the people. It seems as if we were all a bit subdued, quiet, [...]

Waking to Bad News

Like most Americans I woke this morning to the horrible news of the massacre in Las Vegas. More death at the hands of a man with a gun. The news was so shocking that I [...]

White Power

White power. I hate those two words together. They represent racism at its most vile. These words evoke images of violence, intimidation, and hate. I would love to reject these words when used together. Unfortunately [...]

My Post-Ferguson Sermon, 2014

As I prepare to preach on the painful topic of racism I re-read a sermon from 3 years ago. The events of yesterday are proof that we (white people) must get out of our comfort [...]

Today's Sermon (Romans 6:1-11)

Lately I haven't been writing out my sermons...usually just notes. This message was/is difficult for me and so I had to write it all out. I'm not sure how much will change in the preaching, [...]

Sowing to the wind

"For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind." -Hosea 8:7 Sowing to the wind... the prophet Hosea was protesting the political systems and religious practices of the time, especially in trusting "things" [...]

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