Jim Kast-Keat has decided to end his wonderful 30 Seconds or Less project to make room for other creative endeavors in his life. It was something I contributed to on several occasions and took inspiration from on many other occasions. It will remain quite a resource for churches, preachers, and thoughtful people looking for bite-size […]
I was honored to be invited to deliver the sermon for the installation of Rev. John Shuck at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Beaverton, Oregon, this past Sunday. John has been a friend and a colleague since the very early days of theological blogging a decade ago. The sermon is based on Job 37:14-24. Enjoy.
A sermon preached at Moreland Presbyterian Church in Portland, Oregon Sunday, February 8th, 2015. Mark 1:29-39 Most people who tell you they don’t believe in angels and demons are liars. You may be sitting in the pew even now telling such a lie to yourself. You may have looked at the sermon title this morning […]
I was honored to preach for Tualatin Presbyterian Church on Sunday, November 24th, 2014. The lectionary passages I used were Ezekiel 34:11-24 and Matthew 25:31-46. The sermon is entitled “Red Lasers Vs. Blue Lasers” and makes use of the Saturday morning cartoon G.I. Joe as a metaphor. Enjoy.
I’ve been doing a lot of begging in my life lately – some “normal” some full out balling, screaming, crying, and a lot angry and broken. So when I came upon this chapter I wondered how to approach it. I admit, I see begging as demeaning, demoralizing. I’m one of these stupid people that have […]