Divine Alignment

Acts 5:27-42 (NRSV) What a fascinating story. The disciples, having met the risen Christ in person, are so excited they can’t contain themselves. Where once they were fearful and dejected, now they are bursting with confidence. Where once they cowered in an upper...

Freedom

For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. — Galatians 5:1 (NRSV) Dear Friends, Easter is behind us once again; my 33rdEaster Sunday as a professional worship leader. We had a wonderful celebration of...

The Game of Skepticism

John 20:19-29 (NRSV) Jonathan Whitfield, an English preacher many years ago, was once speaking with a group of coal miners. He decided to see if he could get a feel for where they were in their faith life. He turned to one man in the audience and asked him, “What is...

Resurrection

Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ. Who are you what have you sacrificed? Jesus Christ, Superstar. Do you think you’re what they say you are? — From Jesus Christ, Superstar Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice Dear Friends, Passion week and Easter always bring us back to the heart...

The World Has Gone After Him

John 12:12-19 (NRSV) The world has gone after him. That one line sort of captures the whole spirit of the day doesn’t it. In that time and place, Jerusalem right before the Passover, I imagine it would have been pretty easy to conclude that the whole world hadgone...