It was scandalous enough for Jesus to suggest he would need to take up his own cross, but to suggest we should do the same?
Sometimes, being an instrument of God's redemption of others comes at great cost.
There are times when I tell God I don’t want to grow any deeper in my faith for just a little while. I want life to be easy and uncomplicated for a minute.
When There Aren’t Any Answers
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,...
Tending to the Lord
But even in the midst of this, life goes on. Even as we struggle to touch Jesus' cloak, we are laying our own on the ground. Even as we prepare a meal for the Lord, we are preparing spices for...
Walking With Hope
Yesterday’s suffering is still real and lasting even in the face of today’s miracle.
How Long? Psalm 13
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 post is a sermon from August 2012, a few months after I was diagnosed with depression. The summer series was in the Psalms and focused on different postures of worship. I preached at the end of summer on Psalm...
The Poor Among Us
“You always have the poor with you; and whenever you want, you can do something good for them. But you won’t always have me.” – Mark 14:7 (CEB) This week I attended the “Elevate the Debate” Greater Milwaukee Poverty...