The Case for Commitment

October 28, 2018
Carmen gave me one rule about preaching: Never mention her in a sermon. Since I’ve already violated that rule, I might as well continue. Carmen and I got engaged in…

Orders and Disorders

October 21, 2018
There are two ideas in contention in the readings this morning, and they are both ideas about authority. Specifically, they are ideas about spiritual authority, and about how authority should…

Giving Up Our Riches

October 14, 2018
We hear again this morning the old, tragic story of that rich man—the one who can’t quite accept what Jesus asks of disciples. It is a story that appears in…