The Future Belongs to Those Who Wait

During the Dean’s sermon on Sunday at the National Cathedral, Randy quoted from an old sermon of mine. Here it is in context: Advent proclaims that there is something more out there, something more that is coming, that the urging felt in the midst of our everyday lives is real, the emptiness we feel evenContinue reading “The Future Belongs to Those Who Wait”

The Gospel for the Person Who Has Everything Has A Study Guide

Paraclete Press republished last month a new edition of my first book for churches, The Gospel for the Person Who Has Everything. Now with Paraclete, I’ve made a study guide which might help church groups who want to read through the book together or folks reading alone but looking for a deeper engagement, with questionsContinue reading “The Gospel for the Person Who Has Everything Has A Study Guide”

The Church’s Political Divide?

I was quoted by Mya Jaradet in this Deseret News article about what pastors should do about differing political opinions within their congregations. The executive summary: don’t worry too much about it! While many pastors avoid tackling a partisan divide head on for fear of exacerbating tensions, others say that such tensions should be expectedContinue reading “The Church’s Political Divide?”

Preaching Advent 2020: Recording Posted

Rick Lischer and I talked tonight about what possibilities open up for Advent sermons this year. After reflecting on what makes Advent distinctive, we considered some of the lectionary texts, watched and critiqued a portion of a sermon I gave during Advent at Edenton St UMC last year, and took some questions. You can watchContinue reading “Preaching Advent 2020: Recording Posted”