Friday Stream of Consciousness – 149

Featuring Prince, Advocacy Groups, and the Fragility of Life

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Here’s what’s on my mind this morning: return This weekend event at church celebrates its five-year anniversary. It’s hard for me to believe it’s been that long. At another level, it feels like it’s been 20 years. Not 50. 20…enough to feel like we are more mature as a church than we are. This week, […]

Epiphany Before Easter – On Preaching the Easter Sermon

Preparing an Easter sermon is one of the more challenging sermon preps of the year for most preachers. This isn’t because of a lack of passion for the Resurrection or lack of familiarity with it. It’s because, like the story of the Prodigal Son, preachers feel some need to produce something fresh, something with a […]

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 145

Featuring Antonin Scalia, Aloe Blacc, and Child-Centered Families

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Here’s what’s on my mind this morning: Living in Southern California has turned me into a virtual sommelier of tacos. The Carnitas taco may be the 9th wonder of the world…the eighth being nachos, of course. President Obama is making an enormous mistake by not attending the funeral of Justice Scalia. Ultimately, this will be […]