Monday, January 21, 2019

Consumers or disciples

We live in a world that focuses on consuming things. Our cities have stores all over the place, and from the construction...

Home for the holidays

In the 1971 television movie The Homecoming, John Walton, Sr., is delayed in town on Christmas Eve. His wife, at home, learns there has...

Thank a lot!

Before that day, I never really understood how important it is to give thanks. I remember it vividly: cross country skiing on the shores...

Do we have eyes to see?

There is very little in my DNA that inclines me toward patience. I frequently choose the self-check service at stores because even if I’m...

What child is this?

The traditional Christmas carol asks, “What child is this who laid to rest on Mary’s lap is sleeping?” That’s the real question as we...

Heaven on earth

I am blessed to serve as a pastor with Butler Avenue MB Church—Butler for short.  Butler is an incredibly diverse church on the southeast...

Hearing from God in the discord

It seems we live in a time filled with dissent. Often protest and dissent seem unruly, disrespectful, even chaotic. Many of us experience dissent...

Becoming “my church” people

There is one word that can ignite a range of emotion in a range of people unlike any other. There is one word that...