Problems problems, do you see the problems?

Over Easter season the readings in the Lectionary all focus on the nature of the Christian life with reference to the resurrection as the fulfillment of God’s promises to his people.  As a rule, these passages are a blast to preach.  After all, if you can’t successfully preach the resurrection as being the very heart-beat…

Different strokes for different folks

I’ve never been part of a congregation that had a functioning prayer chain.  Usually this was because the “phone tree” was hopelessly out of date, and even the numbers that were correct tended to direct prayer requests to /dev/null.  In all these congregations the proposed “solution” to the problem of the non-functioning prayer chain was…