Sermons

Sermons

Sermons Trained as an illustrator, I’ve always enjoyed shedding light on the meaning of texts. I’ve written and delivered hundreds of sermons in my work as pastor. An internet search will list several messages given at various churches over the years....
Group Discernment Process

Group Discernment Process

Group Discernment Process This comprehensive step-by-step guide for group discernment includes questions to help groups become aware of how power, biases, and social location affect the discernment...
Personal & Social Sin

Personal & Social Sin

Personal & Social Sin Due to the individualistic lens that many western evangelical Protestants read Scripture through, sin is most commonly understood to be a personal or interpersonal issue. However, the Bible includes examples of social or communal sin where...
Rethinking Footprints in the Sand

Rethinking Footprints in the Sand

Rethinking Footprints in the Sand This brief essay looks at how the popular poem “Footprints” shapes our Christian imagination and offers another poem that expands our vision of the Christian...
Reframing the Christian Life

Reframing the Christian Life

Reframing the Christian Life Realities such as gun violence, racism, and the environmental crisis steal, kill, and destroy life on a daily basis. In the wake of the latest tragedy, we hear the refrain that “thoughts and prayers” are not enough to stop the evil tide...