Many of you know that before I was a parish pastor, I was a chaplain at a children’s hospital, working mostly in the emergency room. I spent a lot of my time sitting with parents who were scared and waiting … Continue reading What if God Didn’t Mean it at All?: Sermon for April 15, 2018
Matthew 21:1-11 21:1 When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 21:2 saying to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey … Continue reading Between Sundays: A sermon for Palm Sunday, and beyond.
Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord. Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy.” – Psalm 130 My first call out of seminary was to a children’s hospital. I was … Continue reading “Out of the Depths”: New Stillspeaking Daily Devotional
I want to know why. I want to know why a 20 year old would kill his own mother and then open fire on innocent children and the adults who were dedicated to them. I want to know why he … Continue reading Journey Through Advent – Day 14
1. Monetary donations are the most useful. People will want to send all sorts of things in the wake of a hurricane. Food, water, and clothes. Especially clothes. Clothes are sometimes called “the disaster after the disaster” by natural disaster … Continue reading Pastoring in the Wake of a Hurricane: 5 things I learned after Irene that I’m passing on to colleagues after Sandy