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...

Of Asking Spiritual Questions..

We’re about halfway through Lent…maybe a little more than half way.  So how goes your Lent? As we’ve talked about in worship on Sundays, Lent is a time to be introspective, to ask God to examine our lives and to show us the places that do not bring...

Of Asking Spiritual Questions…

We’re about halfway through Lent…maybe a little more than half way.  So how goes your Lent? As we’ve talked about in worship on Sundays, Lent is a time to be introspective, to ask God to examine our lives and to show us the places that do not bring God glory and in...

Of Honest Prayer…

This Sunday we’ll be continuing our Lenten sermon series called, An Offered Life, which follows Psalm 25.  Psalm 25 – and frankly all the other Psalms – invite us to practice honest prayer.  Perhaps you think that when you approach God in prayer you have...