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…

The Most Important Thing I Share With Couples I’m About to Marry

This summer, I will be officiating at two weddings. I won't be able to do either ceremony¬†like this (though I did once, at the request of the bride. Really.) Whenever I do a wedding, I sit down with a couple 3 or 4 times -- in preparation not just for the wedding day, but even…