First reading: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 Psalm: Psalm 32 Second reading: Romans 5:12-19 Gospel: Matthew 4:1-11 Was the serpent correct? Today we read the account of the Fall and Temptation of Christ. We hear of the first and last temptation of humanity. We i...
What is Lent all about. Most of my life I've been in congregations that observed Lent in some fashion, and yet sometime I lose sight of what it's all about. This happens even though I'm a pastor and seek to lead people through the season of Lent. Here ar...
I've posted in Cure of Souls since I'm examining where desire and truth fit in our relationship with God and being tempted away from that relationship.
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Orthodox Priests and Pussy Riot: On Turning the Other Cheek
Might I request that before (or after) you read this post, you listen to this sermon? https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-way-of-love-ma
Celebrating Black History: Praise in the Black Church
I was the organist for our church in Oakland, CA. Those were precious days I will always cherish. Growing up in the Black Church meant lots
Loving All Churches and Wishing They Loved Each Other
I’m continuing to read Anne Ortlund’s Up with Worship. It’s been a surprisingly convicting book. Ortlund “writes tight.” She squeezes a grea
i'm about to wield my threshing fork once again...
You see, I am considering another book purge. This one would be even more radical than any in the past. With a few exceptions, all 'secondar
It’s Time for a Schism Regarding Women in the Church
I don't take this lightly. I very much take Jesus' prayer for unity in the Fourth Gospel seriously. Our eschatological hope is that the chur