The Time Is Now

The text of my sermon preached at Puyallup First Christian Church on Sunday, July 10, 2016. You may listen to the Scripture readings and the sermon on iTunes or on the church website. We know the man has an agenda, we just don’t know what it is.  He is a lawyer, an expert in religious law and…

Provocateurs of Love

Sometimes, to borrow the words of William Wordsworth, the world is too much with us, isn’t it? In an instant tragedy strikes. The evil that humankind is capable of shakes us to our core. Our sense of security is undermined; our hopes shattered. And as we put pieces back together, our narratives of the ways things are must be rewritten.

Listening for a Change

My preaching art journal entry takes its inspiration from correspondence between the church fathers, Jerome and Augustine. Their disagreements had taken a bitter turn and Jerome pens a plea for a truce between the two, suggesting the two “play together harmlessly in the fields of the Scriptures,” Augustine writes back: “as for me, I prefer to…