Armor up (prepare yourself with these elements of faith) for the mission of loving God and others.
Our couch is one of the oldest pieces of furniture that we own. We bought it about thirteen years ago and it’s still around, comfortable as ever. It’s also one of the few pieces of Ikea furniture we own that we didn’t put together ourselves. That said, Heather and I have put together many things … Continue reading Ephesus: A Blueprint for Christian Living – Unity
Growing up in the south, I had the opportunity to leave the window in my bedroom open most of the year. Since it stayed warm enough to keep it open from about March until sometimes well into November, the window just over my bed was almost always open about four or five inches. I can … Continue reading The Spirit of Lent: Immersion
Building the Band First United Methodist Church, Thomaston (GA) was my first full-time position as a minister, a county seat church in Central Georgia. It was like a lot of older, established churches back east in that the church had been doing things pretty much the same way for about fifty years. Not that they … Continue reading Life Together IV: Serving Together
Editorial note: the first of the sermon can also be found in my November 14th post, Falling Down. My family and I are hikers. As often as we can, we take to the trails, enjoying nature in all its peace and solitude. Recently, the family went on a short two-mile trek, mostly just to get … Continue reading Giving Thanks – Part One
When is a Thing not a Thing? In the cabinet to right and above the stove, are four Ball Mason jars, two wide mouth and two regular, each quart sized. They are what you would commonly think of if you thought of a Mason Jar, transparent glass with the word ‘Mason’ imprinted on the bottom … Continue reading Perspectives on John: Semiotic Theology
Psalm 133: Being Family A dysfunctional family A number of years ago, I concluded that the news really wasn’t the news. What I mean by that is that the news as we hear it is shaded by the commentator, the news service, or the owners of those entities to their personal bias. For instance, if … Continue reading Psummer of Psalms: Being Family