Dietrich Bonhoeffer's profoundly-moving letters from prison offer us guidance and hope as we live through this pandemic. Here is the third of a four-part series on his "Letters and Papers from Prison."
What a wonderful sonnet inspired by this Sunday’s feast of Christ the King. These words are still very timely, and deeply moving.
We come now to a feast of Ends and Beginnings! This Sunday is the last Sunday in the cycle of the Christian year, which ends with the feast of Christ the King, and the following Sunday we begin our journey through time to eternity once more, with the first Sunday of Advent. We might expect the Feast of Christ the King to end the year with climactic images of Christ enthroned in Glory, seated high above all rule and authority, one before whom every knee shall bow, and of course those are powerful and important images, images of our humanity brought by him to the throne of the Heavens. But alongside such images we must also set the passage in Matthew (25:31-46) in which Christ reveals that even as He is enthroned in Glory, the King who comes to judge at the end of the ages, he is also the hidden…
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From where will our help come? Here is a sonnet that I wrote for Psalm 121, as part of my ongoing series of "Poems, Prayers, Psalms, and Promises."
Here is a nonet inspired by the gospel reading I preached on today, Matthew 25:14-30.
Living a life that is pleasing to God requires fear, love, and trust. Here is my sermon on the Parable of the Talents, Matthew 25:14-30.
Another in my series of Poems, Prayers, Psalms, and Promises featuring a poem by Dietrich Bonhoeffer alongside Psalm 8.
Psalm 46 has been an important psalm to me for a very long time, and I want to share a few personal reasons why that is so.
There is a river whose streams make us glad. Here is my sonnet for Psalm 46, reflecting on the idea that God's love for us is like a river, always with us and yet endlessly changing.
Jesus tells his disciples a parable about bridesmaids who, while waiting for the bridegroom to return, start running out of oil for lamps. Does it feel like the oil in your lamp is running a little low these days? Here is my sermon on Matthew 25:1-13.
Here are my top ten verses in scripture on walking with God and on running the race of faith. Next time you are out walking or running, one of these verses might be good to take along with you!