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 – 132

stream of consciousness

Here’s what’s on my mind this morning: This roughly the 200th installment of this column–which used to be called, Mind Jambalaya waaaay back in the day. For those new to the blog…this is literally a stream of consciousness…featuring few edits and a steady stream of thought. Read it as such I’m reading Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit […]

When the Well Runs Dry – Quieting the Mind

train tracks

Like a cars driving in summer heat with old, scarce oil in our engines, many of us continue to trudge on through times of spiritual and emotional lean. We do it because we have to—or because it makes us feel strong to do so. What we often fail to realize is the longer this goes […]