Shaken to the Core

“We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking, only to learn that it is God who is shaking them.” – Charles West, Princeton Theological Seminary Last year, I had the privilege of preaching to you on Palm … Continue reading

In through the Back Door

Gates open and the procession begins. Thousands line the street, throwing flowers and laurels, waving madly, reaching to touch power as it passes them. Security guards watch the crowd for dissidents, agitators, and zealots, intent on doing harm. The man … Continue reading

War on Christmas

Texts:  I Samuel 2:18-26 & Luke 2:41-52 Let me say right now that I do not subscribe to the current “War on Christmas.” It is a fabrication created by a partisan media desperate for an audience. I believe there was … Continue reading

Beware of Gods Bearing Gifts

Once, long ago in college, I went through the necessary ritual of dating. On Valentine’s Day my junior year, I received a gift from a young man I had been seeing for several months. He sent me a singing telegram … Continue reading

What We Know for Sure….

(This is  a sermon I gave at the Hermitage Retirement Home on the Gospel John 4:5-42.) Mark Twain said “What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know. It’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so.” … Continue reading