Another week, another mass shooting. It’s gotten so commonplace that something as shocking as the death of 26 people this week at a church service in Sutherland Springs seems almost normal. Hurricanes in Puerto Rico, Houston, and Florida; earthquakes in Mexico; wildfires in Santa Rosa; violence in Charlottesville; and another mass shooting in Las Vegas. And that’s only in the past 3 months. Tragedy upon … Continue reading Why Serve?
Is greed good? The short answer is no. The long answer is also…no. Taken out of context that speech from the movie Wall Street seems to make sense. It even sounds daring and avant garde. “Greed is good.” But the truth is greed isn’t good. In fact, greed sucks away at your soul. Greed turns us against each other and greed not only hurts us … Continue reading Why Give?
Why come to church? There really isn’t any need to anymore. If you want to sing songs about God, there’s great stuff you can download to your iPhone. You can watch videos for free on YouTube. Or if you want to go old school, you can listen on the radio. If you want to be charitable, there are lots of ways you can donate online. … Continue reading Why Come?
Why pray? I mean it never seems to work right? The other day, I prayed for a million dollars but I didn’t get it. When I was young, I prayed about being a doctor. I said “doctor” not “pastor.” That one didn’t come out as expected. However, my prayer about the Dodgers making the World Series seems to have worked out pretty good. Batting .333 … Continue reading Why Pray?
There was no way I was going to apologize. I was in high school and my 10th grade Honors English class was about to start. This year we had Mr. Cox, by all accounts a fine man with a reputation for being nice to his students. He wasn’t a pushover by any means, but he was the kind of teacher you could go up and … Continue reading The Hardest Word
Three steps to a better YOU! Five ways to make broccoli fun! Ten movies we can’t wait to see! Everybody’s got a list. Everybody wants to make you a better person, help you to lead a better life. Well, I’ve got a list too. Two words to a better life. That’s it. Hard to believe isn’t it? These two words are so powerful they will … Continue reading Two Words To A Better Life
Please read this sermon. If you have to start out a blog post with those words, you’re probably already in trouble. If you have to appeal to someone’s grace and mercy to read or listen to the Word of God, you have bigger problems than you realize. But I can appreciate anyone who uses the word “please.” “Please” is one of those small social graces, … Continue reading Please Read This Sermon