Suddenly, a clear soprano voice started singing, “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.” The whole crowd, as though they had rehearsed it, joined in.Read more
If I had my way, every seminarian and seminary formator in the USA, as well as every bishop, priest, deacon and pastoral minister, would watch this series.Read more
We just heard Jesus utter two of the most puzzling statements in all of ScriptureRead more
For us, the content of this new, very human life is to really become glorified human beings who are without sin.Read more
And then someone starts to walk along side of me, and I tell him all my woes, and together we emerge from the dark forest, and the person I am walking with is still there and I weep and say, I can’t trust the Lord anymore. And that voice comes back: “Trust me.”Read more
“What is the Church?”
Simon Peter said to the other disciples, “I am going fishing.”
Simon Peter, the passionate. “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!”
Simon Peter, the spokesman. “Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life.”
Simon Peter, the failure….Read more
Preparing a homily: “The guards were shaken with fear…and became like dead men.”Read more
What was it like for Lazarus, Martha, and Mary? Let’s start with the women’s experiences.Read more
That fact that such a quick fix approach
is rampant among preachers and bloggers.
Is evident to me in the number of them
who suggested preaching on the text “Amazing Grace”
with its “once I was lost, but now I’m found, was blind but now I see.”
Is it really that simple?
And if not,
what is the alternative to quick fix Sunday?
“The young bishop gained a reputation for charm and humor; he became a frequently sought-out speaker for any function, secular or religious.”Read more