Wisdom and Faith

  My mother always said, “The burnt hand teaches best.” This usually was in response to when I did something reckless or was naïve about the consequences of my action, and usually in… Continue reading

Do We have the Right Tools?

When Jesus commanded his friends to “make disciples of all nations” he established the mission of the Christian church. Through his death, resurrection and ascension we received salvation from sin. Jesus made it… Continue reading

Did I Mention Jesus?

  In Acts 16, verse 9 to 15 Paul is told in a vision to go to Macedonia.  His traveling companion, Silas, describes how they went to “Philippi, which is a leading city… Continue reading

Spinach, Rhubarb and Gentiles, Oh my!

“I don’t like spinach, and I’m glad I don’t, because if I liked it I’d eat it, and I just hate it.” Clarence Darrow While I don’t have much of an opinion of… Continue reading

Hearing Voices

John 10:22-30 10:22 At that time the festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, 10:23 and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon. 10:24 So… Continue reading

A Fisherman’s Heart

Simon Peter and six of the disciple decided to go fishing. They labored all night and when the dawn broke they saw a man on the shore who called out, “Cast the net… Continue reading

By Who’s Authority?

They began as followers. Drawn by the charismatic teacher from Nazareth, they left their nets, their money tables, and their families to begin a journey that would brand them as heretics and subversive.… Continue reading

For He Must Reign

     A friend and I were visiting about the movie “The Passion of the Christ” which came out in 2004. He noted that till then, every depiction of the crucifixion had shown a… Continue reading

What is a Pastor’s Role?

 I was going through some old files and came across this list from a a few years ago.  I don’t remember where I obtained it or who the original author was but I… Continue reading

The Stones Would Shout Out

In Luke 19:37- 38 the disciples of Jesus are shouting triumphantly to the crowd as their teacher enters Jerusalem:  “ As he was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives,… Continue reading