Ways to Worship

The surprising thing about the New Testament is that it gives very few particulars regarding how the early church worshiped. There are important clues, yes. There are key elements, for sure. But the NT is surprisingly light on liturgy. There simply is no simple formula (though churches I've been a part of my entire life…

Leftovers, Latecomers, and Lovely Things

This past Sunday, I finished a sermon series on prayer. I enjoyed sharing it, and enjoyed hearing how folks have responded to it. But, there is more to share. There is always more to share - stuff that came too late, stuff that didn't fit, and stuff that I couldn't work into the messages or…

A riddle (of sorts)

It's something so simple a three-year-old child can do it. It's something so daunting that someone who has done it her whole life feels like a three-year-old at it. It's as simple as opening your mouth. It's as difficult as closing it. You can do it with one word. Or a endless stream of words.…