What can the Magi teach us as we begin a new year? Here is my sermon for the Epiphany of Our Lord, on Matthew 2:1-12
The Rock on Which the Church Is Built
Built on a rock the church shall stand, but what is the rock on which the church shall stand? Here is my reflection on that question.
Why Pray the Lord’s Prayer?
Why pray the Lord's Prayer? Isn't better to just talk to God, to share what is on our heart? Sometimes it is. But at other times, the Lord's Prayer offers us the words that we need to address the God that we love.
Can Any of You by Worrying Add a Single Hour to Your Span of Life?
In his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells us not to worry. But we still worry. At least I do. So here are three things that Jesus teaches us about how to handle the inevitable worries of life.
Bible Nonets: The Gospels and Acts
As I read through the Bible this year, I am writing a nonet poem for each of its sixty-six books. Here are my nonets for the first five books of the New Testament, the four Gospels and Acts of the Apostles.
COVID-19 and “Sub Conditione Jacobea”
What does it mean to live "under the condition of James"? This pandemic is reminding us all. Here is a brief devotion on living our lives "as the Lord wishes" when our plans go awry.
The Frame of Our Destiny
A reflection on Dag Hammarskjöld's famous words: "We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours."
Are You the One Who Is to Come, or Are We to Wait for Another?
This is another in my series exploring Scripture's most compelling questions, in this case the question asked by John the Baptist to Jesus from his prison cell.
Am I My Brother’s Keeper?
A reflection on the question asked by Cain in Genesis 4, "Am I my brother's keeper?"
What Does It Mean to Pray, “Deliver Us from Evil”?
What Does It Mean to Pray “Deliver Us from Evil”? Here is my reflection on this question, as I continue my series on the Lord's Prayer.