The apostle Paul urges us to press on toward the goal, regarding all else as loss. Here is my sermon on his powerful words in his Letter to the Philippians.
Our True Home Is Heaven: My Sermon on Philippians 3:17-4:1
What does it mean that our citizenship is in heaven? Here is my sermon on this theme, based on Philippians 3:17-4:1.
How to Rejoice Always: My Sermon on Philippians 4:4-7
Paul tells us to rejoice always, but how can we do that, especially in the midst of these challenging times? Here is my answer to that question, using Paul's teachings from his Letter to the Philippians.
Bible Nonets: The Letters of Paul (Romans – Philemon)
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 thirteen canonical letters of Paul.
What Is Our Highest Freedom?
Thomas Merton once said that "the highest freedom is found in obedience to God." What did he mean? I reflect on that here as we get ready to celebrate Independence Day.
Hearts Made Full: My Sermon on Philippians 2:5-11
Hearts Made Full: My Sermon on Philippians 2:5-11, preached on Palm Sunday.
Favorite Quotes – Martin Luther
"Pray, and let God worry." - Martin Luther
Rejoice in the Lord: My Sermon on Philippians 4:4-7
From his prison cell, Paul reminds us that we can rejoice always because we can always rejoice in the Lord. Here is my sermon on Philippians 4:4-7.
Think about These Things (Not Those Things)
What we think about matters to God, and it should matter to us. Here is a brief reflection on the importance of watching our thoughts and guarding our hearts.
Anxieties, Rip Currents, and the Peace that Surpasses All Understanding
Pondering similarities between life's anxieties and the ocean's rip currents, and how our faith can offer us peace in these anxious times.