Sermons on the Unity of the Church & Christians

Friends, During Lent, I am preaching a series of sermons on the essential unity and oneness of the church, forged in the cross of Christ. I will be providing excerpts of those sermons here and also links back to my box.net account where they might downloaded in full. The sermons are drawn from 1 Corinthians.… Continue reading Sermons on the Unity of the Church & Christians

Stanley Hauerwas on Confession & Confrontation & Communion

Friends, I’m reading a wonderful new book (Brazos, 2006) called: Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible: Matthew by Stanley Hauerwas. It’s really very thought provoking and well written. I came across a paragraph I’d like to share with you: Jesus charges members of the church to confront those whom we think have sinned against us.… Continue reading Stanley Hauerwas on Confession & Confrontation & Communion

House Bill H.R. 1592, Senate Bill S.B. 1105, & Free Speech

Friends, Both would ‘make negative statements concerning homosexuality, such as calling the practice of homosexuality a sin from the pulpit, a ‘hate crime’ punishable by law,’ (from and AFA email, as quoted by The News-Herald, July 30, 2007). Said another, “Sexual orientation is the last bastion of acceptable hatred, discrimination and untold bias.” She went… Continue reading House Bill H.R. 1592, Senate Bill S.B. 1105, & Free Speech

90 Days with Jesus, Day 44: John 9:13-17: Jesus, “He’s a Prophet!”

John 9:13-17 They brought to the Pharisees the man who had been blind. 14Now the day on which Jesus had made the mud and opened the man’s eyes was a Sabbath. 15Therefore the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. “He put mud on my eyes,” the man replied, “and I washed,… Continue reading 90 Days with Jesus, Day 44: John 9:13-17: Jesus, “He’s a Prophet!”

90 Days with Jesus, Day 31: John 7:16-24: Pez-Dispenser Jesus

John 7:16-24 16Jesus answered, “My teaching is not my own. It comes from him who sent me. 17If anyone chooses to do God’s will, he will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own. 18He who speaks on his own does so to gain honor for himself, but… Continue reading 90 Days with Jesus, Day 31: John 7:16-24: Pez-Dispenser Jesus