Category: Faith

Sermons, resources, conference recaps, book reviews, and reflections on faith

The Year of Jubilee

Extraordinary kindness. Love.  Generosity.  There are people in your life who go above and beyond what’s expected.  People who impact you in an extraordinary way.  I feel blessed to have more than my fair share of people like that in my life.  My friend…

The Rice of Life

What does Jesus look like to you? Close your eyes for a moment and imagine Jesus was sitting next to you in the pews.  What would he look like?  Think about the color of his eyes, the color of his hair, the color of…

No Room at the Inn

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register. 4 So Joseph…

Clothes Make the Man

“Clothes make the man.” You’ve probably heard that saying before.  Clothes are a status symbol in our society.  The shoes on your feet, the clothes on your back, the watch on your wrist all seem to MATTER.  At least to some.  Your clothes say…

Amazing Grace

I’ll never forget the time I got to see Mikhail Baryshnikov dance in person. He was with the White Oak Dance Project, which was a modern dance company he founded.  The year was about 1995 and they were doing a series of four dances,…

Two Masters

19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and…

Planting Seeds

What is it worth? I’ve loved comics since I was about six or seven years old.  My dad used to bring home issues of the Incredible Hulk from time-to-time.  He would come home after work, lean around the doorframe of my room and just…