Epiphany Before Easter – On Preaching the Easter Sermon

Epiphany Before Easter

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 – 144

Featuring Cam Newton, the Quesalupa, and Mariah Carey

stream of consciousness

Here’s what’s on my mind this morning: I tried the new Quesalupa from Taco Bell and I loved it. Don’t judge. A cheese filled tortilla–brilliant. Not cheese melted inside a folded tortilla. A tortilla actually filled with cheese. Cam Newton lived in a virtual lovefest all season and for two weeks leading up to the […]

Me Stuck with Me

The odd medicine of solitude

Vineyards

I took a vacation. It wasn’t much of one. Only 48 hours or so. I had to take a couple of calls during that time (a pastorcation). But, I took one. Just me. My family is scattered abroad for another several days, and I had planned to spend the time with them. But, they weren’t […]