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

November 4, 2018: Why Worry?

“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 Masks We Wear

Some of my warmest memories from childhood are getting all dressed up usually in a homemade costume and going trick-or-treatingwith friends and family on Halloween. Isom’s Chapel United Methodist in Athens, Alabama, my home church, for many years hosted a