Get Real

Years ago, we did a series at church we called Get Real. The purpose was to look at some real stuff Jesus challenges us with, based on the book of Matthew. One Sunday during that series, we talked about real forgiveness. One of our groups got into some real difficult stuff -- wrestling with how forgiveness fits…

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust

One of the things I enjoy, when I have a free Sunday, is to visit other congregations. I enjoy worshiping in places and traditions that are different than my own. It reminds me that there are many ways of "doing" church - but there is one Lord, one faith, one hope, based on one God…

Some thoughts on racism & prejudice

Jesus said: The poor you will always have with you. He's right. But that also makes me wonder: What else will we always have with us in this life? If you took that phrase, and put a __________ in place of the word poor, how else could you begin this sentence: ___________ you will always have with you.…