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Easter: The Foundation of Our Faith

In his powerful book, Brother to a Dragonfly, Will D. Campbell relates a late night conversation with his old friend named P. D. East. Campbell shares that East had long referred to the church as the “Easter chicken,” and in this

April 14, 2019: I Am the Light of the World

So much of our religious emphasis today focuses on feeling more fulfilled or improving our relationship with others. While these are important and have their place in our spiritual life, I want, in this Lenten sermon series, to place the

A Moment of Triumph

Holy Week marks eight days that changed the world. These days have been the topic of millions of publications, countless debates, and thousands of films. They have have inspired the greatest painters, the most skilled architects, and the most gifted

April 7, 2019: I Am the Good Shepherd

So much of our religious emphasis today focuses on feeling more fulfilled or improving our relationship with others. While these are important and have their place in our spiritual life, I want, in this Lenten sermon series, to place the

March 31, 2019: I Am the Gate

So much of our religious emphasis today focuses on feeling more fulfilled or improving our relationship with others. While these are important and have their place in our spiritual life, I want in this new Lenten sermon series, to place

Day 7: Old Jerusalem

Shalom! Our seventh and final day was just as eventful and moving as the first six. Yesterday we followed Jesus through his final days but we didn’t cover Jesus’ arduous walk (with his cross) to Golgotha. But before we get

Day 5: Jericho, Qumran, Masada & The Dead Sea

Shalom! Israel practices daylight saving’s time at the end of March. And it just so happened that last night was our lucky night to lose an hour of sleep. So we’re now eight hours ahead of you, Birmingham. But, we’re

Day 4: Bethlehem

Shalom! Today we said goodbye to Northern Israel and headed South to Bethlehem, about a three-hour drive. Along the way, the terrain began to change. The green countryside became sandy brown and the mountains sharpened. They look as though God