I was a homophobe. I am embarrassed about it, but I admit it. Truth is, I didn’t even think I was. My philosophy had always been, “whatever people do on their own time is their own business.” But that wasn’t completely true. There was something about gay people that bothered me and it would come out in what I said and how I acted. But … Continue reading The Heart of the Matter – The West Wing Sermons pt. 2
I wanted to live in Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. Who wouldn’t? Specifically, I wanted a house like his. I loved “Picture Picture.” I loved Trolley. I loved that awesome stoplight he had in his house. I still want one. It just seemed like such a great place to be. Plus, he wanted me to be his neighbor! It was in his welcome song every single day. … Continue reading Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – The West Wing Series pt. 1
Just to let you know, this sermon was more directed and personal than most sermons I give. Our church is at a crossroads and I felt God leading me to share this word to challenge the folks at our church to move beyond business as usual and to see where we could grow. Where are we going? I think no matter what, whether as a … Continue reading Where Are We Going?
As a blogger and reviewer, I sometimes get books sent to me for review or as a gift in the hopes that I will recommend it to someone else. I received The Stream by James Robison in the mail and I cannot stress strongly enough NOT to buy this book. In fact, tell other people not to buy this book. It purports to be a … Continue reading Don’t Buy This Book! – The Stream by James Robison
Part 4 of 4 in our Wired sermon series I am a self-made man. Nobody has ever helped me. Why just this morning, I cooked two eggs and bacon for breakfast from chickens that I raised and a pig that I butchered myself. I cooked it in a pan that I made from steel that I forged on my own. I put on shoes that … Continue reading Wired for Community
Poke is such a funny word for food. If you’re not used to its pronunciation it looks like something you’d do to someone’s tummy. But it’s actually pronounced like “okay” with a “p” in front of it. Poke or “pokay.” As for what it is, poke is a simple raw tuna dish with some added flair and oomph. It’s sort of like sashimi but with … Continue reading Craig’s Kitchen – Simple Ahi Poke
7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that … Continue reading Wired for Love