In the beatitudes, Jesus offers us nine qualities of being a disciple, and blesses us when we seek to do them. Here is my sermon on the beatitudes in Matthew 5:1-12.
As we fly through this stressful, unpredictable year, Henri Nouwen offers a wonderful metaphor and image to cling to, that we can trust the Catcher.
Jesus blesses the meek, but who are the meek? Here is a wonderful answer to that question by the poet Mary Karr.
A nonet poem offered as a prayer at the close of the day.
What does it mean to walk before the Lord in the land of the living? Here is a sonnet that I wrote for Psalm 116, reflecting on that question.
When the grace of this world lets us down, we can turn to the grace of our loving God. Here is my sermon for Reformation Sunday.
As I celebrate the one-year anniversary of this blog, I offer a thank you and a reminder of why I began this blog.
Here I ponder the important habit of worship, a vital way to "remember the sabbath day and keep it holy." This pandemic is making it more difficult than ever to hold onto this faith-nurturing and life-giving habit.
Here is a sonnet that I wrote for Psalm 91, as part of my ongoing series of "Poems, Prayers, Psalms, and Promises."
The opening of Paul's earliest New Testament letter shares five words that remain central to our Christian faith: Grace, Peace, Faith, Love, and Hope. Here is my sermon on 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10.