Month: May 2019

Sunday sermon preview: Who, having tasted freedom in Christ, voluntarily returns to slavery in sin? Facebook Twitter Buffer…
Grant and scholarship applications for our summer disbursement have been available for almost a month and they are due on May 31 (that’s this Friday)! Please remember to get your application in by the deadline. Applications are available on the rack outside the office door or on the website…
I’ve said it before. I said it last week. I’ll say it again: You are loved and you are worthy of love. It doesn’t matter how you got here. You are here now. You are in grace. You are loved and you are worthy of love. I know that…
Sunday sermon preview: While we were still weak, sinning, broken enemies of God, God loved us. And we didn’t have to do anything. We couldn’t do anything. Facebook Twitter Buffer…
How did you get here? It’s a question we ask each other a lot… and the answers matter. Way back when I was searching for a call to a congregation, I had to fill out forms—a ministerial profile—about how I got here.  I had to chart a journey through…
Sunday sermon preview: You are not a hero. You are not a villain. You are not your most celebrated moment. You are not your most embarrassing one. You are not the highest moment of your ecstasy. You are not your rock bottom. Facebook Twitter Buffer…
On my drives from Davenport to DeWitt, and from DeWitt to Davenport, I listen to a lot of NPR. Last Sunday morning, as I was on my way to preach a sermon that touched upon violence at a house of worship, some people on Weekend Edition were talking about…
Sunday sermon preview: We live in a world teeming with gods. They are everywhere. They are enticing. They are seductive. Facebook Twitter Buffer…
We have spent the last twenty weeks—every week since Epiphany, way back in January—reading the gospel according to Matthew. That’s a long time to spend in one gospel. Over the last four months, we’ve heard Matthew’s version of the life of Jesus. The call of John the Baptizer, the…
This is a reprint of my column from the May 2019 Carillon Notes. Read the whole newsletter here. If you’re like me, you sometimes have trouble doing the things that you say you’ll do. A haircut can wait a week. Cleaning the bathroom can wait a couple of weeks….

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