Sermon: Music for Clodhoppers

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.

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A post-election sermon

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.

Gratitude

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 …