More relics

A few weeks ago I wrote about the few things I still have from before I was married. Today, another older relic on my office bookshelf caught my eye: my […]

It’s time for purple

Jesus wore a purple robe just once, along with a crown of thorns, as soldiers mocked him for being a king.

Mr. Nice Guy?

When you don't get what you deserve and your sins are forgiven for the sake of Christ, you're experiencing God's kindness.

More prepositions

[My young grandchildren's] lives are best characterized by prepositions: in, out, up, down, over and under.

What makes a sermon “good?”

The moment of truth comes when somewhere in my preparation, a word, a phrase, an image or an event suddenly strikes a nerve. At that moment, I know I have something to say.


Cash? Oh, yeah, I remember cash.

Is that a sharp or a natural?

I have been thoroughly enjoying my new lens implants following eye surgery to remove my cataracts. My distance vision in my left eye is crystal clear. My reading distance vision […]

A (mostly) nursing home day

One of the realities and responsibilities of my pastoral ministry is the cycle of visits to members who can't get out to worship with us on Sundays.