Notes from the Sermon: Transfiguration Sunday

On Mondays I’ll be posting a quote I shared during the sermon or from the cutting room floor. I’ll post the scripture I referenced, and the connections may or may not be obvious. After six days Jesus took with him...

/ February 15, 2021

Notes from the Sermon 2.7

On Mondays I’ll be posting a quote I shared during the sermon or from the cutting room floor. I’ll post the scripture I referenced, and the connections may or may not be obvious. “Therefore everyone who hears these words of...

/ February 10, 2021

Notes from Sermon: 1.17.21

On Mondays I’ll be posting a quote I shared during the sermon or from the cutting room floor. I’ll post the scripture I referenced, and the connections may or may not be obvious. “Do not judge, or you too will...

/ January 19, 2021

A Trivial link: 2021 #2

I’ve sent this essay to a couple friends this week because it captures so well the project I care about. Increasingly our world is being pulled into thinking in abstractions. But how do we keep drawing ourselves into the “25-foot...

/ January 15, 2021

Notes from Sermon: 1.10.21

On Mondays I’ll be posting a quote I shared during the sermon or from the cutting room floor. I’ll post the scripture I referenced, and the connections may or may not be obvious. Then Jesus came from Galilee to the...

/ January 11, 2021

A Trivial Link

Given the events of the week (or any given week in America), many people are talking to their kids about politics or asking how much they should discuss politics together. One thing I have learned as a pastor is people...

/ January 9, 2021

‘the single individual’

Lately I’ve been listening to the wonderful biography Philosopher of the Heart: The Restless Life of Søren Kierkegaard by Clare Carlisle. I did not know a lot about Kierkegaard, but the biography is a great introduction that makes you want...

/ January 7, 2021

Binging with Bonhoeffer

In normal life one is often not at all aware that we always receive infinitely more than we give, and that gratitude is what enriches life. One easily overestimates the importance of one’s own acts and deeds, compared with what...

/ January 5, 2021

Notes from the Sermon

On Mondays I’ll be posting a quote I shared during the sermon or from the cutting room floor. I’ll post the scripture I referenced, and the connections may or may not be obvious. The Lord did not come to make...

/ January 5, 2021

Limitation

One resistance to the technological age I tried to practice recently is avoiding books from authors with active social media presences. Obviously, I have exceptions to this rule, but it seems good writers are struggling to get book contracts without...

/ October 13, 2020