Wednesday, July 6, 2022

We. Shall. Overcome.

Since Michael Brown was laid to rest, “We Shall Overcome” has lodged in my mind – not the song so much as the title....

The Long Walk of Love: Remembering Nelson Mandela

The world in memorializing Nelson Mandela today in Johannesburg.  As a personal tribute, I am posting the condensed text of a sermon I preached...

Renewing Our Strength

Hook me up a new revolution, ‘cause this one is a lie // We sat around laughing and watched the last one die.  –...

I’m Tired, Too

I’m 39 years old.  I’m the father of five-year-old twins, a husband, and a pastor. I’m tired – exhausted, even – much of the...

Peter’s Dream. Martin’s Dream. God’s Dream.

This is the text of the sermon I delivered on Sunday, August 25, 2013. I offer it here today (with slight modifications) in honor...

Maconomics

News of the McDonald’s sample budget first broke three weeks ago in the shadows of the Trayvon Martin decision. Initially, the budget received a...

Revolution

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.  – Psalm 51.10 Do not be conformed to...

Into the Light

Luke 23.50 – 24.12 When my wife and I first got married, we spent more than a little time talking about the future—as you do...

A Lesson from the Mountaintop

I wasn’t around in 1963 when Martin Luther King, Jr. told America about a dream he had had. I barely remember the existence of...

In Memoriam

September 3rd marks the tenth anniversary of the death of my dear friend and mentor, John Claypool. To commemorate his passing – and celebrate...

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