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”

Loving the Unlovable III

The Great Pretender When I was a kid, I got introduced to the Motown sound; The Temps, The Tops, The Supremes, Wilson Pickett, Jackie Wilson, The Marvelettes. Along with a wide variety of music – from George Jones to Ira Gershwin to the Georgia Satellites – the music of the Motor City floated through theContinue reading “Loving the Unlovable III”

Loving the Unlovable I

Running Away Running from yourself The cowboy philosopher Will Rogers said, “Nothing is as stupid as an educated man if you get him off the thing he was educated on.”[1] Don’t believe it? I have more than ninety hours of graduate level education in religion, theology, and social sciences but you could make me lookContinue reading “Loving the Unlovable I”