“The Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated”: A Letter from the “Dying” Church

To my mourners: Sometimes the dying are the first to know. While others believe you are invincible, you quietly go around collecting pamphlets from hospice and making final arrangements. But sometimes, more rarely, the dying are the last to know. … Continue reading “The Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated”: A Letter from the “Dying” Church

Rise: A Sermon on Everyday Resurrections – June 9, 2013

When I was a kid, I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up: I really wanted to be a pilot. I was convinced that I was going to go to one of the service academies and then I was going to learn to fly. My bedroom had pictures of airplanes on the walls, and I even was a Civil Air Patrol cadet. I knew that flying was going to be my life. But one day, when I was about 12, I went to the eye doctor. And he was asking me about school and what I … Continue reading Rise: A Sermon on Everyday Resurrections – June 9, 2013