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 […]

My Summer Reading List – 2015

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Summer Reading List

Yesterday was Memorial Day, which really inaugurates Summer. The wate rparks open. The weather changes. School is almost out. With apologies to Christmas, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Summer is the best time of year. Beach. BBQ…and books. I read as many books in the summer as I do the rest of […]

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 […]