"The Goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith" (1 Timothy 1:5, NASB)


December 31, 2018


By faith Moses was hidden by his parents for three months after his birth, because they saw that the child was beautiful; and they were not afraid of the king’s edict. By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called a son of Pharaoh’s daughter, cho...

December 15, 2018


By faith Abraham, when put to the test, offered up Isaac. He who had received the promises was ready to offer up his only son, of whom he had been told, “It is through Isaac that descendants shall be named for you.” He considered the fact that God is able eve...

December 11, 2018


All of these died in faith without having received the promises, but from a distance they saw and greeted them. They confessed that they were strangers and foreigners on the earth, for people who speak in this way make it clear that they are seeking a homelan...

December 8, 2018

Homily for Soup & Bread, December 1, 2018,

First Service in Advent

Luke 21:25-36

I have to admit I was a little terrified when I realized I would be preaching on this passage from Luke 21. That is the beauty of following the lectionary: we have to deal with passages we mi...

December 7, 2018


By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to set out for a place that he was to receive as an inheritance; and he set out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he stayed for a time in the land he had been promised, as in a foreign land, living in tents,...

November 27, 2018

By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain’s. Through this he received approval as righteous, God himself giving approval to his gifts; he died, but through his faith he still speaks. By faith Enoch was taken so that he did not experience death;...

November 21, 2018


"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Indeed, by faith our ancestors received approval. By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are n...

May 13, 2017

Tina and I had the opportunity to minister at a young adults’ retreat last weekend. Actually, she did most of the ministering, preaching four sessions and connecting in a deep way with the thirty-five twenty-somethings who were there. I led one session on spiritual pra...

May 5, 2017

“Better is one handful of quietness than two hands full of toil and a striving after wind.”

Ecclesiastes 4:6, TNIV

As a young man I worked for my uncle, a plumber. One day we landed a job for a new restaurant in a small hotel. Our project involved something we had never...

April 5, 2017

Let us examine the Seven Corporal Works of Mercy: Feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, dress the naked, house the pilgrims, visit the sick, visit the imprisoned, bury the dead.... it seems to me that there is no lack of circumstances or opportunities all around...

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