December 15, 2019

Not so far

On Sunday our church commemorated All Saints Sunday. For many reasons, but particularly since I have engaged in work as a hospice chaplain, it has become one of my favorite Sundays of the year. It is not an easy Sunday. The day is … [Continue reading...]

Monday with Michael Spencer: Standing on My Own Trap Door?

Monday with Michael Spencer Standing on My Own Trap Door? (excerpt from Nov 2008) I can’t recall the author but I once read someone who portrayed evangelical Christians as people using all their abilities to get other people … [Continue reading...]

Litany and Prayers for All Saints 2019

Litany and Prayers for All Saints 2019 This year, on All Saints Sunday, I will replace my sermon in our Lutheran church with a responsive litany, spoken with the congregation. We will follow with the Apostles' Creed and then … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Brunch, November 2, 2019

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready for brunch? It's November 2019 and Los Angeles is in a state of urban decay. The population has exploded to 106 million people, and humans face a new threat from manufactured … [Continue reading...]

Wanted: Someone to inflame the romantic imagination of Christianity

Wanted: Someone to inflame the romantic imagination of Christianity From Ron Rolheiser [We] need a new Francis of Assisi: We need someone, man or woman, who can re-inflame the romantic imagination of Christianity. Francis was a … [Continue reading...]

A Review of “Love and Quasars: An Astrophysicist Reconciles Faith and Science” by Paul Wallace

A Review of “Love and Quasars: An Astrophysicist Reconciles Faith and Science” by Paul Wallace We are going to review the book, “Love and Quasars: An Astrophysicist Reconciles Faith and Science” by Paul Wallace.  From the … [Continue reading...]

It’s Official: Halloween Now Sucks

Halloween sucks. There, I said it. It used to be cool; now it’s jumped the shark. Trick or treating is great. What kid doesn’t love dressing up, going door to door and getting candy! What adult doesn’t love seeing the kids … [Continue reading...]

Please, just say it

There is no case that can be made biblically for a woman preacher. Period. Paragraph. End of discussion. • John MacArthur • • • Last week, John MacArthur celebrated 50 years in the pastorate at a conference at his … [Continue reading...]

Monday with Michael Spencer: What’s in a Name?

Monday with Michael Spencer What's in a Name? (2007) Here in Kentucky, most of the Baptist Churches of a certain age have a particular approach to their names. Most choose to go the geographic route, so we have Three Forks of … [Continue reading...]

Reformation Sunday 2019: Can’t Buy Me Love

REFORMATION SUNDAY 2019 Can’t Buy Me Love (Luke 18:9-14) On this day, in our tradition, we commemorate Reformation Sunday. We recall the work of German reformer Martin Luther in the 16th century, who pointed out abuses, … [Continue reading...]