“Wholesome Life”

~ John 5:1-9 ~ The word ‘wholesome’ is such a wholesome word! It evokes feelings of, well, ‘wholesomeness’ – wholesome food, wholesome entertainment, a wholesome environment. Wholesomeness has the sense of well-being and sound health. When something is wholesome it is complete, as it should be; it is, indeed, whole. … Read More

Climate Change Denial: Bad Theology

~ Genesis 1:24-2:3/Psalm 148 ~ Back in 2006 at my former church, we showed Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, which was the first real introduction to the public of the looming danger of climate change. While I had no qualms about showing the film, indeed, felt that it was a … Read More

Restoration

~ John 21:1-19/Psalm 30 ~ In the mid-90’s Linda and I bought a fixer-upper. Oh, it had good bones, a solid, two-story brick house called a “Denver Square.” But it was in sad shape. Nothing had been done to the kitchen in 50 years except to paint it yellow – … Read More

Intelligent Worship

~ John 20:19-31 ~ There I was, driving down a street here in the city and as I passed by a church, I saw a banner out front. It said, “Intelligent Worship.” I said to myself, “Man, I wish I’d thought of that!” So, I stole it. Hence, my sermon … Read More

“God Stuff”

~ Luke 24:1-12 ~ Christ is risen! Christ is risen, indeed! So what? What difference has it made? Wars still rage, atrocities still happen, prejudice and bigotry still run rampant, politicians still lie! In just recent days, devastating terrorist attacks in Brussels and Iraq and Yemen. Will it ever end? … Read More

“Street Theater”

~ Luke 19:28-40 ~ Quite a few years ago now, Linda and I had the opportunity to visit Strasbourg, France. Late one night after dinner we strolled into Cathedral Square. There, under the dramatic rise of the floodlit cathedral façade, was a theater troupe performing “Faust.” We were just fascinated … Read More