Part 2 of our sermon series based on Adam Hamilton’s book Creed. Our series seeks to explore the fundamentals of our beliefs as expressed in the Apostles’ Creed. Today we’re talking about Jesus, the most essential component of the Christian faith. Do you remember the old Snickers commercial? The one where the announcer says, “No matter how you slice it, it comes up peanuts?” That’s … Continue reading The Peanuts of Our Faith
This is part 1 of our sermon series exploring the creeds of the United Methodist Church based on Adam Hamilton’s exploration of it in his new book Creed. We begin by exploring the first fundamental tenet of our faith – belief in God. I believe in quarks. I believe in quarks even though I have never seen them. I believe in quarks even though NOBODY’s … Continue reading I Believe In Quarks
Visit. Every. Disney. Theme park. That has been at the top of my bucket list since EPCOT opened in 1982. Until then, in my head Walt Disney World was really just East Coast Disneyland, but when this whole new world opened up, I knew I had to go. Then Tokyo Disneyland opened in 1983 and an international destination was added to my list. Just six … Continue reading The Bucket List
My wife Cassie has given me a bonus Christmas present each of the last three years. She shares her own perspective and personal testimony in worship allowing me time to work on the next sermon series to start the year. This one was particular personal and heartfelt. I hope you are enriched by it as our folks were. For the last three years I’ve given … Continue reading Scared to Death
Should the Washington Redskins change their name? Yes. By all means yes. I don’t understand the argument against it. In general, some in the Native American community find racial terms like “redskin” as offensive as I do being called a “Nip.” Not a majority mind you, but how many is enough? I don’t know if you know it, but before it became un-“PC,” people of … Continue reading What’s The Big Deal About Changing A Team’s Name?
“And then what are you prepared to do?” That’s a quote from one of my favorite movies of all time, The Untouchables. Eliot Ness is an FBI agent trying to bring down Al Capone, but is getting nowhere when he meets Jimmy Malone a beat cop who’s tired of seeing Capone have his run on the town. Ness asks for his help, but before Malone … Continue reading And Then What Are You Prepared To Do?
The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing – Proverbs 12:18 I thank God every day for political correctness. Being politically correct or “PC” is the reason people don’t call me a “jap” anymore which happened by the way when I was a kid. It’s the reason I wasn’t called “four eyes” in high school just because … Continue reading Was JC PC?