A Holy Journey

I got a text from our local Lutheran pastor just before Lent this year, inquiring if Central might be willing to partner up for Holy Week worship.

Good Friday Tired

It’s Good Friday, and I confess I’m weary. To be clear, I’m not weary of Central Baptist. The church I pastor is actually a source of great joy for me. I’m weary of wider American Christianity. Perhaps its the confluence of peak allergy season with my busiest time of year, but the more I see…

Stairs

This is another image from Willingboro Lakes Park, it’s another remnant of the Park’s commercial past. Years ago these steps led down from one area of the recreational area, down toward the larger of the two lakes on the property. Now they’re cracked, weed-covered, and partially buried. Sometimes I wonder if these steps look like…

The Mind of Christ

Below is the manuscript for my sermon on April 9, 2017. It is based off of Philippians 2:5-11. In Philippians chapter 2 Paul issues a reminder. The letter to the Philippians was written to a church which was in conflict. People weren’t getting along, and different factions were looking to come out on top over…

A Momentous Evening

I have to admit I have not been completely pumped up for this Holy Week. Don’t misunderstand. I adore this time of walking with Jesus, but the sum of life beyond Holy Week has been sapping my energy. I was really looking forward to Easter simply because my vacation begins after the benediction. It’s not…

On the Way

On Sunday I preached from John’s version of the Triumphal entry. It’s a pretty standard telling of the story, but at the end the author makes an interesting self-indictment. “At first his disciples did not understand all this. Only after Jesus was glorified did they realize that these things had been written about him and…