I hope you enjoy this interview Stanley Hauerwas and I did for our friends over at The Christian Century. “Woundedness is the predictable price we pay for being sent on outrageous assignments by Jesus.” https://www.christiancentury.org/article/interview/dangers-providing-pastoral-care
Here’s a video titled “After Church History: Can Canadian Christians Evangelize?” I join my friend Rev. Dr. Jason Byassee, who’s on the faculty at Vancouver School of Theology. We talk about a “post-colonial, post-imperialist, unapologetic apology for Christian witness today.” Enjoy!
The gang at Crackers&Grape Juice is featuring me and Tony Robinson responding to questions from pastors and other church leaders. We Grumpy Old Men welcome your questions and we’ll have fun responding.
Friends: I’ve enjoyed your response to my two sermons that I posted last week. It’s fun to see the comparisons that you have made. This week, I thought it might be fun for me to share with you the sermon I preached Sunday at First Baptist, Asheville and have you share your feedback with meContinue reading “Preaching as Truth-Telling”
Friends: No preacher preaches the same sermon twice. Different contexts make for different sermons. A preacher keeps working with a biblical text and the text works with the preacher so the second time around, the sermon will be different. I preached this sermon, in a studio, a couple of months ago for Jim Somerville’s AContinue reading “Different contexts make for different sermons.”
I had the opportunity to sit down with Yonat Shimron from Religion News Service to keep talking about preaching in reference to the SCETV documentary released earlier this year. Let me know what you think!
I hope you’ll enjoy my first of a series of sermons at First Baptist Church in Asheville, NC!
The Coastal Carolina Presbytery is using my book, Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love to think together (which Presbyterians do so well!) about how to be more welcoming congregations. Here’s the sermon I preached for them on “Welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you.”
I’ve known Anthony for a long time and have long enjoyed his work. Check out his joining my friends over at Crackers & Grape Juice, and he’s even got a quick blurb up on his own blog about how our paths crossed early on in ministry. Hope you enjoy!
My friend and former student, Mack Dennis, is taking a sabbatical this summer and has invited me to preach for the next four Sundays at First Baptist Church, Asheville, NC. Join us this Sunday morning at 10:00am if you are in the area when I’m preaching on Mark 4:35-41 “Jesus Cares – But Not AlwaysContinue reading “Preaching at First Baptist Asheville”