Connections: Jeremiah and the Heart’s Covenant

Syndromes and Illnesses I have mentioned before an interest in medicine and I still read medical articles occasionally, especially if they have something to do with psychiatry or psychology since pastoral counseling is a common occurrence in the pastoral calling. As I was preparing for this sermon, I ran across a short little diagnostic articleContinue reading “Connections: Jeremiah and the Heart’s Covenant”

Connections: Elijah and Life on the Edge

I love stories of faith put into action. Some of the earliest faith connections that were made in my life were done through stories of the people of God living out their faith in extraordinary ways. One of my favorite biographies is that of George Müller. …Müller was a Christian missionary evangelist and a coordinatorContinue reading “Connections: Elijah and Life on the Edge”

Connections: David and the Promise of Tomorrow

Comedian Steven Wright once said in his customary deadpan manner, “Right now I’m having amnesia and déjà vu at the same time. I think I’ve forgotten this before.” The truth of this statement is something I have noticed a number of times over the course of my life. I have remembered a few things, thingsContinue reading “Connections: David and the Promise of Tomorrow”

Connections: Hannah and the Art of Persistence

I love underdogs. There is something about pulling for the little guy, the person with no shot, no chance, and then seeing them overcome the odds. I’ve read a lot of biographies over the years, a habit that my father passed on to me, and this one struck me as a great American underdog story,Continue reading “Connections: Hannah and the Art of Persistence”

Foundations: Sacred Cows Make Gourmet Burgers

Sacred Burgers When I was a kid, we used to go periodically to Smyrna or Marietta, two towns about half an hour from Douglasville where I grew up. We would go drop off various bills, drop in to various outlet stores, and usually, if my sister and I were lucky, go out to eat. ItContinue reading “Foundations: Sacred Cows Make Gourmet Burgers”