The freedom we have as people of God is to not live in fear. Like Job, we have the freedom to rail against God for the things that are not our fault and we don’t understand. And in this freedom, somehow, we are able to find peace in our not knowing.
Granted, Peter saw the storm and began to sink. But I don’t think Peter ever said, “If only I hadn’t gotten out of the boat.” I think the other disciples look back and said, “What if I had?”
Another week, another disaster. This week, it was human-made as 59 people were killed and nearly 500 injured in Las Vegas. As I’ve observed before, we are so creative in […]
What do a demon-possessed pagan man, a chronically-ill outcast woman, and a young girl have in common?
The traditional church I am pastor to, Heritage Presbyterian Church, is in a time of transformation. In December, we voted to sell all of our property. May 8 will be […]
God of our salvation, we will still ask, “How long?” but regardless of your response, let us also respond with praise for your faithful and eternal love.
This desperate need for security is largely driven by our culture’s fear of death. Death is inevitable.
One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and started out. As they sailed across, Jesus […]
After Jesus had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum. A centurion there had a slave whom he valued highly, and who was ill […]
Over the past few months, I have been visiting several churches for worship on Sunday mornings. Last month, I attended a large and fast-growing congregation that fully epitomizes the “emerging” […]