One Source Diversity

Below is the first draft I wrote for my Sunday sermon. It’s “pretty OK,” but given the events of this week I felt the second half had to be rewritten.

When sermons go, “Bleck!”

This has been a tough week for my sermon-writing. Thursday I wrote my first draft on the passage for the week and didn’t feel right about it. I chewed on it overnight and decided to re-write it on Friday, and I absolutely hated it. I felt the kind of visceral, “This must never be seen…

Faith In Action

Introduction Below is an edited version of the sermon I preached on January 29. It’s loosely based on James 2:14-26. “Loosely” because it’s not the sermon I had originally prepared. Events of this past week gnawed at my conscience, and led to a complete re-write Sunday morning, beginning around 6 AM. Message I had a…

The Power of Love

This power is an edited version of my sermon for November 13, 2016. It’s based on Matthew 5:43-48 Jesus Calls his disciples to be different. This is something Christians will frequently point out, but rarely reflect upon. The truth is, everything Jesus taught, and especially the contents of the Sermon on the mount, reveals a…

Effective Preaching?

Here’s a question I’ve often pondered. Is preaching actually effective? We live in a world literally bombarded with information. Tools like Twitter, Instagram, texts, news alerts, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Snapchat, and Slack shove information at these computers we carry around in our pockets. Many of us are information weary – and then we tell people…