Before I could say, "Hi," he said, "I need you to open the safe."
Have you every prayed that God would do something terrible to someone?
It feels like this is going to go on forever.
As I watched them enjoy their afternoon snack, I was impressed by how focused they were on the task at hand. 100% of their attention was focused on eating freshly baked snicker-doodles.
As a parish pastor, the majority of my conversations contain some reference to God. Lately, the majority also include information, comments and opinions about the Covid-19 pandemic. And many of the folks I talk with want to know if there's a connection between the two.
I believe there is a difference between saying, "I accept your apology," and "I forgive you."
I've learned to ask, "What's that person's story?" And, "What can they teach me?"
Gardening is appealing and amazing. It brings me close to the Creator, reminds me of His creation, and gives me a chance to share that with a new generation.
Have you recently been asked or told to wear a face mask? Chances are you're not happy about that. I'm not.
After seven weeks of "sheltering-in-place" virtual worship, we opened the doors of our church last Sunday morning.
I was preaching to an empty room because we all stayed home to be safe from catching or spreading CoVid-19.
I've spent more time in the phone in the past month than I have in years.
Here's my light-hearted but certainly incomplete list of those I imagine using my broadcast or upload for Sunday worship.
While the earth might indeed be corrupt and believer’s lives are on the line, God always has the last word.
You can’t hold on to both your own life and Christ. It’s one or the other.
Our God is always trying to tell us something. His word is living and active, proclaiming an eternal gospel.
Christ’s blood flowed on the cross for us. He suffered God’s wrath in our place, on a cross-shaped winepress.