Pastor Note #79: Families in the Holiday Crucible

Families are paradoxes.  On the one hand, family relationships can be the source of the greatest comfort, strength, and stability in our lives.  On the other hand, -- who doesn’t know what’s coming next – family relationships can be the source of the greatest heartbreak, sadness, and anxiety of anything in our lives.  No other … Continue reading Pastor Note #79: Families in the Holiday Crucible

Sermon #51 — The Goodness of God and a Christian Theology of Feasting

  Fasting generally seems to be a topic modern Christians are much more comfortable talking about than feasting.  Mind you, I don't say we fast more often than we feast.  Western Christians feast constantly.  If we try to justify it, we tend to do that in terms of its fellowship value.  I suppose that's all … Continue reading Sermon #51 — The Goodness of God and a Christian Theology of Feasting

Prayer Note #35 — A Prayer for Artists and Artisans

Thanks you, Lord, that you have led me to discover the pleasures of making things with my hands -- durable things that last, things that can be appealing to the eye, things that show the natural beauties of the wood and stone that you have made and the metals you have shown us how to … Continue reading Prayer Note #35 — A Prayer for Artists and Artisans