The Ancient Ways – Part 3

An unintentional fastThere have been a few times in my life I have considered the idea of fasting with some seriousness. I first read about it in a serious sense in college and again sometime later in seminary. In seminary, I tried a few times to fast just to get an idea of what itContinue reading “The Ancient Ways – Part 3”

Holy Laughter

For the last couple of months, I have been teaching confirmation classes on Sunday evenings. We have a bright group of inquisitive students, interested in learning about God and faithful to be there for the discussions. As with all my classes, I try to be open and honest and give plenty of room for questioningContinue reading “Holy Laughter”

The Story – Beginnings

Telling a good story According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, the entertainment industry in the United States made more than 200 billion dollars in 2019.[1] The numbers that make this up come from movies, streaming video, music, books, and video games as the categories the department used. Add in concerts, sporting events, and otherContinue reading “The Story – Beginnings”

The Gifts of Christmas – Hope

For the video version of this sermon, click here. Hope from a strange place | Matthew 3:1-12 As we begin our second week of The Gifts of Christmas we come to the gift of hope, something offered from an unusual character and place in our text. John the Baptizer came to the Judean Wilderness, anContinue reading “The Gifts of Christmas – Hope”