I AM: the Resurrection and the Life

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-hajic-de18ba John 11:1-44 “If anybody could change our reality right now, it’s Him, right?” —————– Note 1: The message herein was written and recorded during a seeming lull between two notable and horrific racial murders in the USA. Grief and death are presented here more generally and vaguely than they might have been had thisContinue reading “I AM: the Resurrection and the Life”

The Right Answer

One of my former pastors–who helped ordain me to the position in which I currently serve, a year ago this week–posted this graphic this morning: Despite what you might think based on social media (which we all know is so truthful and representative) the last thing the majority of pastors here want is harm toContinue reading “The Right Answer”

Something Snapped

I’m not racist. Neither are most of the white people I know. But finally, at long last, I’m starting to have an inkling that, given our nation’s history and track record (ugh. No pun intended), being “not racist” needs to be a little more proactive and intentional than being passive and “nice,” having brown friends,Continue reading “Something Snapped”

The Awful Truth

It’s now two and a half weeks since we gave Oscar his frankly horrible send-off, I’m back to work so I’ve run out of time to write much other than sermons, and yet I’m still grieving, so thanks for continuing to sit here with me for a bit. By this point, I now also haveContinue reading “The Awful Truth”

Deathbed Confession

Less than a week ago I was preaching about how Jesus Christ conquered death and how that in fact has changed everything–both in the here and now, and in the not yet. The next morning I had my dog euthanized. I still believe every word I said on Sunday, but the fact that a wholeContinue reading “Deathbed Confession”