What’s your plural for “you”?

There’s this wonderful regional dialect survey that helps you see where your lingo fits on the American map. It's a fascinating look at the different ways we have of saying the same thing. In taking the quiz, I learned that some people apparently say "bubbler" for water fountain. I like that -- though I don't…

One-Hit Wonders

This summer, when churches in my area resumed having in-person services, I visited a small congregation where my friend is the pastor. He was finishing a series on Ephesians, and he read some of Paul's final words as he wrapped up the letter: In order that you know how I am - what I’m doing…

Ephesians 5: Submission, Slavery, & Siblings

Last year, I did a 2-month interim preaching gig for a nearby church. I decided to use our time together by walking through Ephesians. Using a tree as a metaphor, I started by talking about our foundations - the roots of our faith, as found in the first 2 chapters of Ephesians. We then went…