12 Apr

Easter Changes Everything

As I sit at my desk writing and working this morning, I hear our church organist in the background practicing for Sunday’s Easter service. If you can’t be inspired by the strains of Jesus Christ Is Risen Today, Thine Is the Glory, and The Hallelujah...

30 Mar

Engaging Hard Truth through Art

On Sunday I have the unenviable task of preaching about the torture and humiliation that Jesus endured as he neared his death on the cross. The purpose of crucifixion—Rome’s “go to” method of execution for would-be “messiahs”—wasn’t just to kill the victim. It was to...

04 Mar

Growing Faith at Home

The demands of parenting can be joyful at best – and also incredibly overwhelming. So often we just get by day to day, and we feel like we play a constant game of “catch up.” Often our frenetic lifestyles cause us to miss important opportunities...

10 Feb

Making Sense of Our Theology

Theology (thee-ol’-uh-jee): Greek, theologia, from theos, “God,” and logos, “speech”; thus, theology is “speech or language about God.” Did you know that there are just slightly less than a bazillion categories of theology? For example, cataphatic theology, liberation theology, pastoral theology, doctrinal theology, natural theology, feminist...