December 9, 2018: Children, Go Where I Send Thee

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without the music! Favorite carols such as “Joy to the World” and “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” are among our favorites. But this Advent season I am going to focus on another collection of seasonal

Fresh Eyes and Listening Ears

This past Sunday I began a new, four-part sermon series for the season of Advent. Until December 23 we will focus on African-American Christmas spirituals and we began with “Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow!” The song is based on the

Words Matter

Do you believe that words matter? SMH. YOLO. ROFL. Even if you got what I was saying there, I hope you get the point. Words matter today…perhaps more than anytime in our history.  We live in a world that communicates in

December 2, 2018: Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without the music! Favorite carols such as “Joy to the World” and “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” are among our favorites. But this Advent season I am going to focus on another collection of seasonal

Are We Willing to Wait on God?

This coming Sunday marks the beginning of the holy season of Advent, a time of preparation, a time of awaiting the arrival of the coming Messiah, a time of great expectation and vivid anticipation that are envisioned and forestalled across

November 25, 2018: Built to Last!

“The most important message that Jesus preached is recorded in the Gospel of St. Matthew chapters 5-7.  It is full of unnerving notions and explosive ideas that for two thousand years the Church has been trying to tame. In short,

November 18, 2018: Ask, Seek, & Knock

“The most important message that Jesus preached is recorded in the Gospel of St. Matthew chapters 5-7.  It is full of unnerving notions and explosive ideas that for two thousand years the Church has been trying to tame. In short,

The Quandary of Prayer

I must say that I struggle with these words of Jesus: “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one

November 11, 2018: A Splinter in Your Eye

  “The most important message that Jesus preached is recorded in the Gospel of St. Matthew chapters 5-7.  It is full of unnerving notions and explosive ideas that for two thousand years the Church has been trying to tame. In