Jesus goes to the cross for everyone: he goes for the Pharisees just as much as he goes for the tax collectors and the Gentiles. He goes for the people who have figured out how to sing the scale just as much as he goes for those lost in discord and disharmony.
I spoke last night on the steps of the PA State Capitol at a vigil for the victims of Las Vegas. Here's what I said.
Super-sad spoiler alert: My dog died. It sucked.
Well? Is it? This is the first sermon of a series on the Genesis matriarchs and patriarchs. Today: the birth of Isaac.
When any elected official says, “I am he! I am the one who can bring an end to war, prosper the nation, reverse the fortunes of the poor, and restore the world—"… I will remember that there is only one person who is called the Prince of Peace, the reconciler of nations.
Oh, hello, blog land! It's only been, like...TWO AND A HALF MONTHS. You know what's hard? Ministry. Ministry is hard. And blogging about the things you're learning about and through ministry is hard, because those learning things are connected to actual real people, and actual real people, understandably, can find it somewhat weird when their pastor blogs …
Congregational singing is remarkable, a gospel response to the world’s brokenness.