Recently a person unknown to me posted his “resistance” oriented event on the Facebook wall of my church. It wasn’t clear what the event entailed and it seemed that it might cross the line into partisan territory. The poster’s profile … Continue reading Why your church (and pastor) can’t be partisan.
Mark 9:30-37 9:30 They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; 9:31 for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.” 9:32 But they did not understand what he was saying and were afraid to ask him. 9:33 Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” 9:34 But they were … Continue reading Walking the Path Together: A sermon for the competitive Christian – September 23, 2012
When Joe asked me to preach this afternoon I asked him what his favorite text for ministry was. He responded by sending me that text I just read to you. The one about the sheep and the goats, and Jesus separating them from one another. The one about the sheep going to inherit the kingdom of God, and the goats going to a not very nice place at all. I was a little worried. Whenever I hear about people being judged by God, I start to get nervous. Mostly because I’m not really sure which way it’s going … Continue reading Sheep, Goats, and the Rest of Us – Sermon for the installation of the Rev. Joe Amico