My Summer Reading List – 2015

Let's Read Something Together

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 […]

The Truth Shall Make You Odd

Hospital Room

Recently, I’ve been reading a book called, The Truth Shall Make You Odd: Speaking with Pastoral Integrity in Awkward Situations, by Frank Honeycutt. There are several strengths to this book–such as writing style, fresh takes on familar texts, etc. However, it was the title of the book that drew me to it. Telling the truth […]