This sermon begins visually. Check it out here. Time…time…time…there are all kinds of time. There is a time to get up in the morning. There is a time to go to bed. There is a time to go to school and work and church, and a time to come home. There is a time to … Continue reading Anhelamos/We Long: A Sermon on Jeremiah 33:14-16
Have you ever played a game of “truth or dare” with a child? When I was little it was always the game that I dreaded because it asked you to make a decision before you had all the information. Will you tell a truth, usually a secret or something embarrassing, like do you have a crush on … Continue reading Foolish Questions: Mark 10:35-45
Well, I can honestly not recommend preaching after this Scripture passage. Talk about pressure! “My brothers and sisters, not many of you should become teachers because we know that we teachers will be judged more strictly. We all make mistakes often, but those who don’t make mistakes with their words have reached full maturity…Think about … Continue reading Sticks and Stones: A Sermon on James 3:1-12
There is a special family who lived at one time in my college church. This church is an American Baptist and Alliance of Baptist-affiliated collection of activists, dissidents, loving friends and hospitable peacemakers. They meet within an old building. The stairs sag and creak. The plaster on the bathroom ceilings is falling down. The carpets … Continue reading The Sparrow, Too: A Sermon on Psalm 84
On my first morning in Seattle, after arriving to my new apartment at about midnight and getting less-than-adequate sleep due to nerves and the time change, I awoke early–very early–around 5:30 am. Not on purpose. There were a bunch of crows (which are apparently quite common here) caw-ing at other birds around my apartment building, … Continue reading Fools, Cynics and Good Christians Like Us
There’s a new online publication in town, answering questions of why Christianity is relevant to the modern world. Check it out at christianity-now.com. I recently wrote a blog entitled Is Our Father It?, so head over to the website and check it out. http://christianity-now.com/is-our-father-it/ Continue reading Is Our Father It? a blog from Christianity Now.
Litany for Charlottesville for any religious services that are moved to respond in worship settings this week. http://www.franpratt.com/litanies/2017/8/12/litany-for-charlottesville-va Continue reading Litany for Charlottesville