2nd Tuesday of Advent

Yule Log John 1:4-5, 9-13 4 through the Word was life, and the life was the light for all people. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness doesn’t extinguish the light. 9 The true light that shines on all people was coming into the world. 10 The light was in the world,... Continue Reading →

2nd Monday of Advent

Shepherds Luke 2:8-20 8 Nearby shepherds were living in the fields, guarding their sheep at night. 9 The Lord’s angel stood before them, the Lord’s glory shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 The angel said, “Don’t be afraid! Look! I bring good news to you—wonderful, joyous news for all people. 11 Your savior... Continue Reading →

Text for the Week: On Service

Scripture: 1 Peter 4:7-11 7 The end of everything has come. Therefore, be self-controlled and clearheaded so you can pray. 8 Above all, show sincere love to each other, because love brings about the forgiveness of many sins. 9 Open your homes to each other without complaining. 10 And serve each other according to the... Continue Reading →

The Need to Get to the Heart of the Matter

One of my favorite podcasts is Biologos' Language of God, I encourage anyone with an interest in sound theology or science to subscribe. On the most recent episode the guests discussed how the majority of people believe that science and religion are at odds in general but when questioned about specific science and theology questions... Continue Reading →

The New Fundamentalists

A century ago (May 21, 1922) Harry Emerson Fosdick preached a sermon entitled Shall the Fundamentalists Win. America and the American Church especially at the time was in the midst of significant cultural upheaval with a debate roaring between two factions, the Modernists (or Liberals) and the Fundamentalists. The Fundamentals a series of essays designed... Continue Reading →

The Bible and Loans

President Biden's student loan forgiveness plan certainly has gotten people talking, especially on social media. Among this chatter many are using the Bible both to defend and to decry this policy, but I do not think this is the right approach. Let me begin by saying I am in favor of some form of student... Continue Reading →

Baptizing Political Beliefs

I saw recently Russell Moore wrote two pieces for Christianity Today on the relationship between evangelicalism and conservative politics, both are must reads (here & here). In these articles Moore provides evidence that the current wave of conservative faith-based is not in fact rooted in churches, but in those who have given up the much... Continue Reading →

Saying No to a Ring of Power

“All this stuff is mainly concerned with Fall, Mortality, and the Machine.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, describing his book, the Silmarillion. I am about to do a very dangerous thing. I am going to recommend a TV show I haven’t yet seen. You see, Amazon is spending about a billion dollars on a TV series telling... Continue Reading →

Text for the Week: on Being Puffed Up

1 Corinthians 4:6-9 I have applied all this to Apollos and myself for your benefit, brothers and sisters, so that you may learn through us what “Not beyond what is written” means, so that none of you will be puffed up in favor of one against another. For who sees anything different in you? What... Continue Reading →

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