Monthly Archives: May 2013

Prudence

What’s foolish about a good retirement plan? In contemporary terms that’s the question we might ask of the parable Jesus tells in our text for this Sunday, Luke 12:13-21. Here’s a man who seems to be displaying keen business acumen, … Continue reading

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Love

It seems like a small thing in light of the disaster and heartache in Oklahoma, but Beth and I once lived in a place where the lights went out whenever the wind blew hard. And eventually, if the power was off long … Continue reading

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Spirit of Truth

The philosopher in me slips out now and then. I see that the message for Pentecost this Sunday is the second sermon this year I’ve given a title with the word “truth” in it. Our text is John 14:8-17, the … Continue reading

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Hope

Last week I got a call to tell me that Brian, a leader among our friends at Church of the Servant King, had dropped dead of a heart attack after coming in from a run. I’ve known Brian for about … Continue reading

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Faith

Habit gets a bad rap these days. It’s an insult to call a person a “creature of habit,” suggesting that the one who lives life by rote, by a set of habitual activities, is almost beast-like, somehow sub-human. Instead we … Continue reading

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