August 16, 2016
One of the most humorous - and most profound - episodes in the life of Jesus involves the paralyzed man lowered through the roof by his friends into the home where Jesus was speaking.
August 1, 2016
What happens when the goodness of Jesus encounters the evil and craziness of the world? (1 Samuel 16:14-23, Mark 1:16-28, Romans 12:21)
July 26, 2016
If Jesus wanted to turn the world upside down, he could hardly have chosen a less likely group of disciples to carry out his mission. He chose ordinary people and helped them do extraordinary things; he still does the same thing today.
July 21, 2016
What do you say to 170 visitors at your church for a worship service, especially when nearly 100 of them are high school seniors presenting special music? Here's what I felt God was leading me to say.
July 7, 2016
Jesus came with a clear message: If you don't want to miss what God is doing, it's time to turn around!
June 30, 2016
The church may be the strangest organization in the world: those who are convinced they belong often don't, and those who are convinced they don't belong often do.
June 28, 2016
Political success generally comes from making a deal with the devil. Jesus chose a different path.
June 20, 2016
Sunday was a great day - with a baptismal surprise!
June 15, 2016
This begins a new sermon series telling the story of Jesus as the Bible tells it and not as so many churches do.
June 2, 2016
1 Kings 18 tells of a violent conflict between Elijah and the prophets of Baal. Luke 7 tells of Jesus being amazed by finding faith and compassion in the most unexpected place. Elijah is a favorite of those who want to battle other religions; Jesus (as so often happens) calls us to something completely different.