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 […]

Putting Words in Jesus’ Mouth

A Word of Caution for an Election Year

fork in the road

This being an election year, many of us are being treated to the soap boxes, certainty, and sanctimony of those who truly believe they speak for Jesus on subjects He never specifically addresses. What’s more, these subjects are often put forth as His primary teachings. Maybe I don’t understand what “primary” means. To me, primary […]

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 146

Featuring Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Why the World is Becoming more Religious

stream of consciousness

Here’s what’s on my mind this morning: If I could play one musical instrument, I think I might pick the drums. I decided to grab a copy of the new ESV Journaling Bible—Interleaved Edition. When open, it has one page of text on one side, and an entire blank page on the other. It is […]