Of Prayers For These Times…

Sometimes (actually most times) when I read or hear about the suffering and struggle in our world I find that my own words in prayer seem to come up short in my desire to express grief and sorrow and beg God break into our world and provide God’s healing by...

Of Words That Need To Be Spoken…

As I last posted on this blog, when immediately faced with the news of the terror and tragedy in Orlando I could do nothing but sit in the silence of mourning and grief.  Words seemed insufficient (and frankly still do).  But certain words must be spoken…and in...

Of the Orlando Tragedy…

What happened in Orlando was a national tragedy.  When events like this happen people look to pastors for words and answers.  The reality is that sometimes we are too quick with words in the wake of these tragedies.  Others have been ready with words of outrage,...

Of the Trinity…

“When I say God, I mean Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.”  Dr. Geoffrey Wainwright spoke these words to open up his first lecture in my intro to Christian Theology class my first year of seminary.  While I learned a lot from that class, to this day, these are the only...

Of Doubt…

I’m going to make two presumptions.  1) You have some kind of doubts or questions about your faith.  2)You think having doubts about your faith or spiritual beliefs is a problem…and maybe you even pretend they don’t exist because you feel like...